Anything Hunt

Adapted from Family Fun magazine

Materials Needed:

  • Items like rocks, acorns, pine cones, shells, wood, and sticks  (Note: minimum 42 required, amount will need to increase depending on the number of kids participating). Be sure these items collected can be painted.
  • Nontoxic, acrylic paints in gold, red, green, purple , blue and white
  • Paintbrushes

Step One:
Send the kids out on a hunt to find the items needed.

Step Two:
Once all items are collected lay them out on a sheets of newspaper and have the kids paint them as follows.

  • 2 gold
  • 4 red
  • 6 green
  • 8 purple
  • 10 blue
  • 12 white

Each color carries a different number of points: gold – 10 points, red – 8 points, green – 6 points, purple – 4 points, blue – 2 points, white – 1 point.

Step Three:
Once the painted items have dried have an adult hide them in the house or around the yard.  Let the hunt begin — the winner is the person who collected the items worth the most points.  This person is designated “Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire”.  The title is held until the next hunt!!