Dragon Egg Treasure Hunt
What You'll Need:
- A treasure map of the party area
- Mardi Gras beads
- Chocolate or plastic gold coins
- Plastic jewels
- Small toys
- Small candy
- Stuffed or plastic dragons
- Plastic eggs (enough for each guest to have 5)
- A permanent marker
- Goodie bags
- Glow sticks or necklaces (optional)
- Flashlights (optional)
- Scary music (optional)
At the Party:
- Draw a treasure map that looks like the party area. This can be for an inside or outside location.
- You can decorate the party area to match the map. For instance, make a dragon cave out of a tent, or moat out of a sandbox.
- Make enough copies for each guest.
- Roll up each map into a tube and tie with a ribbon if desired.
- You can also make the paper look old by staining it with tea.
- Write each party guest's name on 5 eggs using a permanent marker.
- If the children are too young to read you can color coordinate or draw shapes on the eggs.
- Fill each egg with a prize (Mardi Gras beads, gold coins, plastic jewels, small toys, or small candy).
- Make sure each child gets a variety of prizes in their 5 eggs.
- Arrange stuffed or plastic dragons around the party area for decoration.
- Hide all the eggs in the party area. You can hide them in harder places for older children.
- Hand each child a treasure map and a goodie bag and tell them each map leads to treasure that was picked out just for them and hidden inside dragon eggs.
- Instruct the children to collect only the 5 eggs that are labeled with their name/color/shape.
- For older children play some scary music and turn off the lights if playing inside. Give each child a flashlight or glow stick to help in the hunt!
- If a child finishes finding their eggs early, have them help their friends complete the hunt or trade prizes with their friends.