Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our Father's Day Treasure Hunt Tradition

Our Father's Day tradition is to send my husband on a treasure hunt for his presents. The clues relate to memories with the kids throughout the past year and send him all over the house until the last clue leads him to his presents!

I do around 6 clues and now that my kids are able (I actually started this when my 1st was a baby) they help with ideas and hiding the clues.

Examples of some past year's clues:

clue: "Don't Let Fool's Landing Sink"
location: Inside one of our favorite family games, Forbidden Island.

clue: "Dr. Wink looked at me and said, 'You have a very rare and acute case of Pinkititis.'"
location: a sticky note leading to the next clue will be found on the page containing that sentence in the Pinkalicious book my daughter has had us read a hundred times and memorized herself."

clue: You pulled my 1st loose tooth here
location: Presents will be found on my 6 year old's top bunk bed.

It is really fun coming up with the clues, hiding them, and, of course, watching the hunt! My kids and I follow my husband around as he follows the clues.

This little tradition makes Father's Day more fun and special!

Here's my 3rd child's favorite lovey, his Big Duke stuffed bulldog that was holding a clue one year:

And my older daughter's favorite doll was the answer to the very last clue and held the present!

All the clues from one year on sticky notes:

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