Avast ye scallywags,
there's treasure to be found... and shared!
What could be more fun than a Treasure Hunt? How about a treasure hunt where you can share your treasure and excitement with others? That's what Shared Treasure Hunt is all about — kids helping kids, specifically one child collecting treasure to give to a homeless counterpart who doesn’t have much treasure of their own, let alone a home in which to store it.
Participants may scavenge for things around the house, go door to door in the neighborhood to get community support, ask family members to put up flyers at work, post on social media or do whatever they think of find the best swag possible ~ legally that is ~ we’re pirates, but the good kind!
Participating scallywags may want to include one item from each of the following categories:
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hand sanitizer, lip balm, deodorant
- Treats: trail mix, packaged cookies & munchies, gum, mints, candy
- Creative supplies: sketch or coloring books, pens, pencils, crayons, journal, stickers
- Stuffed animals
- Reads: books, magazines
- Toys: cars, dolls, anything you yourself would like
- Night night: pajamas, blanket, pillow, flashlight
- Games: playing cards, board games, checkers/chess
- Clothing: sweatshirt/hoodie, socks, gloves, scarf, undies, hat
- Hair stuff: brush, products & accessories
- Fun in the sun: swim suit, towel, sunscreen, frisbee, beach ball, swim goggles
- Glug glug: water, juice, powdered milk
- Creature comforts: collapsable chair, umbrella, tarp
- Oooohs: mp3 player, watch, jewelry, pre-paid phone
- Be a sport: skateboard, football, soccer ball, baseball glove/bat/ball
- Showtime: movie passes + popcorn, drink, etc (see if anyone has some they are not using)
- Gift card: Food places, Amazon, Target, VISA, you name it (a grownup may need to help with this one)
- Backpack to put it all in
- Greeting card signed by friends and family