Ahoy Matey! Summer be endin soon but me be wantin to get in some last minute beach fun. We were heading out to the beach for a family trip and I was thinking what would be fun for the little ones on the beach when they need a break from the water. What kid doesn’t like pirates, treasure, and a hunt? This pirate treasure hunt idea is perfect for kids of all ages but is especially a big hit with the preschool age group.
What you need:
- A container for the treasure ( you can use an actual treasure chest but if you can’t find one any container decorated with some pirate stickers works just fine).
- Loot- Fun little toys from the dollar store, candy, gold coins, pirate party favors.
Here is my treasure chest. I could not find a real one and so I decorated a normal plastic bin with some pirate stickers bought at the dollar store. The kids did not mind at all!
We had multiple kids in our group and so I had plenty of toys for each kid and then a pirate sack that they each could use to gather their treasure.
We buried the treasure and then put some sticks on top in a “X” so that the kids could find it. You could get more creative and create a map but we just gave them the clue that the “X” marks the spot and let them go at it.
They found it!
My toddler really enjoyed it!