North, East, South, and West.
The treasure hunt was the element of the pirate party that felt the most overwhelming Lesson plan treasure hunt me, but actually it was rather easy.
The lesson I learned is this: I have included the clues in this post. Please feel free to use them for your own pirate party. Some of the clues I wrote on my own and some were adopted from this pirate party which is a must-see! SO many great ideas. I found a treasure map online that I used as a template for our pirate treasure hunt.
I printed the maps on parchment paper, rolled them up and tied them with rope. The only picture I got of them was the above prep picture.
I printed the treasure hunt clues on parchment paper and had fun burning the edges for an added effect. Everyone received a pirate bucket Halloween candy buckets that I bought on clearance and a treasure map.
Rather than do party favors at the end of the party, the kids found their favors on the treasure hunt and had the bucket to put everything in — perfect! The kids were so excited to receive their supplies for the hunt.
We have a little challenge for you to prove you are pirate true. We are pirates, beware! I then had tattoos scattered on the ground beneath them. Every child got one pack of tattoos. Be sure to look carefully and only take one.
They then went to the next spot on the treasure map, the Boney Badlands. I painted a bunch of big bones and scattered them in the lawn.
Beneath the bones were gold dubloons. The bones were a HUGE pain to cut out. In the process, I wished I had just bought white poster board to make the bones. It would have been MUCH easier.
This one took me awhile to think of. At first, I thought about getting a blow-up pool croc to put in the yard, but they were pricey for a 2 minute pirate adventure.
Then I stumbled on these yellow croc choppers at Walgreens. They were meant to be used to dig in the sand, but I had a better idea. I filled up our water table with little puzzle boxes that I bought on clearance in the Target One Spot.
The crocs teeth are super sharp, so beware You must grab their tails with very great care. For the last spot on the treasure hunt, we nailed a big red X to a tree.
We had a gold wood chest that we used for cards at our wedding. I filled it up with little helicopter toys for the kids also bought on clearance at Target.
They were SO excited and spent much of the party playing with them all over the deck and yard. Before going in for pizza and cake, we attempted a group treasure hunt photo. Fun was had by all. I hope this helps you if you ever have to plan a pirate treasure hunt!
To read about the pirate party in full, click here.Information and library skills instruction for school librarians and classroom teachers. TREASURE HUNT. Social Studies 1st Grade UNIT: Maps. CONCEPT: Understanding and following a map to successfully get to a predetermined destination.
INTRODUCTION: Present to the class pieces of a very old looking map, and try to figure out what location the map is benjaminpohle.com the pieces together to figure out it's of the school, and the map is telling us where buried treasure can be found. Study Questions for Books Previously Taught in Young Adult Literature and in Children's Literature.
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Belle Prater's Boy Book of Three, The Briar Rose Bridge to Teribithia. Catcher in the Rye Charlotte's Web Chasing Redbird Child of. This Treasure Hunt Lesson Plan is suitable for 1st Grade. First graders read and follow a map in a treasure hunt to find the location of the treasure. They demonstrate their knowledge/understanding of symbols, keys on a map, and directions by following the map with ease.
Obviously for a pirate birthday party, a treasure hunt was a must. I had a hard time finding a lot of detailed examples of successful treasure hunts for little kids, so it’s my hope that this might help some of you!
The treasure hunt was the element of the pirate party that felt the most. This Treasure Hunt Lesson Plan is suitable for 1st - 6th Grade. On, over, and under are some very common prepositions; but how can you teach these concepts to children with visual impairments?
Here, is one way. Kids will practice following verbal commands as they go on a classroom treasure hunt.