So, the weather is getting nicer at our house and we are itching to get outside!! However, living in the Midwest we get those off weather days. One day it's snowing and the next day it's sunny & 50 degrees out!
So I was looking to get the kids outside on one of those sunny days to do something fun without taking out all of our outdoor toys for the year yet. And I came up with a mini treasure hunt. I always keep a good supply of crafts around, and had a bag of plastic gems. I scattered them throughout the back yard and let the kids run off for a treasure hunt. They loved it! The gems were small enough to make it a tricky game, big enough for the younger ones to find and shiny enough to see their glare in the distance. Every time the kids thought they had found them all they'd be walking back and stumble across another gem, which would re-energize them to begin the search again! All in all they spent about a good hour searching for their "treasure" and then came inside and made a craft project out of their gems.