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Camp Theme Mini-Treasure Hunt (Free Printable)

This week we have a camping themed printable mini-treasure hunt for your kids! The joy of summer camping inspired us to create this mini-treasure hunt for our kids to solve.  If you are stuck at home and unable to go on a camping trip, this game will bring the joy of camping to your home.  This puzzle game is very low prep and easy for parents to set up. Hopefully, it will take your little brainiac a little while to complete so you can enjoy a quiet cup of coffee. This is a treasure hunt, so be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize in a PILLOWCASE.  DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE CAMPING MINI-TREASURE HUNT Check out this Mini-Treasure Hunt This printable mini-treasure hunt is...

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Mini-Treasure Hunt Secret Message Puzzle (free printable)

This week we have a mini-treasure hunt secret message puzzle for your little learner!  This is a mini-treasure hunt because the final answer tells kids to look in a "drawer." So be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize inside a drawer. During this printable activity, kids do three different tasks: First, kids decode a secret message (which is a scrambled-up sentence). Second, kids unscramble the sentence and write it in the correct order. Third, kids use the letters with the numbers to find the final message: "drawer." Finally, kids search inside drawers for their prize. Download the Secret Message Task. Download the Secret Message Puzzle Just download and print this activity and give it to your little learner!...

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Pirate Treasure Hunt for kids ages 5-9

Okay, our latest treasure hunt is totally awesome! It is more of a hybrid between a treasure hunt and an escape room game. More than just riddles, this pirate treasure hunt requires kids to solve 5 puzzles (4 clues and a final decoder). If your kiddo loves treasure hunts, you should check out how we set up some of our other treasure hunt games like the Lucky Shamrock Treasure hunt and the Egg Hunt Treasure Hunt. Send your kids on a true pirate adventure with this puzzle-solving treasure hunt. Click here to buy the printable treasure hunt. Kids figure out rhyming riddles, collect "gold coins," and solve a series of puzzle tasks that take them to various places around the house. Some of the puzzles...

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St. Patrick's Day Brain Game (math and phonics game for K & 1st)

Here at the Ebert house, we are getting in the mood for March with this lucky St. Patrick's Day Brain Game! We love St. Patrick's Day (especially Jason since his middle name is Patrick)! Also, there is something fun about leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, and green beer (although there is no beer in this resource)!   Targeted Skills: Problem-solving, Addition, Subtraction, Patterning, Counting by 2's and Phonics  This St. Patrick's Day game covers many Kindergarten and First Grade math and reading skills. The puzzles encourage kids to think flexibly and problem solve.  If your child doesn't know how to begin, guide them with questions, but please don't tell them what they need to do! Part of the game is having to figure it out!...

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Valentine's Day Kindergarten & 1st Grade Escape Room Game

Today we are getting in the mood for candy hearts with our Valentine's Day Escape Room Game for Kindergarten and First-grade.  Targeted Skills: Addition, Subtraction, reading words, sentence building, and punctuation This Valentine's Day learning game encourages problem-solving with Kindergarten and First-Grade math and reading skills. Many of the tasks require kids to use a variety of skills to solve the task. For instance, in our first task, kids practice counting objects in random order, addition, and subtraction skills. ACCESS THE FREE GAME Here is a quick overview of the 5 Tasks: Task 1: Addition & Subtraction  Kids must count objects scattered about the task. Based on the object counted they must solve the given addition or subtraction problem. The sums and differences determine the...

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