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How to do a Natural Treasure Hunt

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This is a great outdoor game for 1 or more Little Peeps. Everyone has a different outdoor area to explore, whether it be in a park or in your own backyard. It’s super easy to organise.

What you’ll need:

  • Paper bag or container per participant 
  • Something to write the list on and with (we use the paper bags, or a whiteboard or a blank sheet of paper)


  1. Decide what your Little Peeps need to discover
  2. Write the items and quantities of each item to find on the bags or on the whiteboard (see below for some suggestions)
  3. Decide how you want to play the game (see next section)
  4. Let the Little Peeps go and discover, collect and show and tell.

You can either:

a) Set a timer and send the little treasure hunters on their way. When the time is up, whoever has the most items found wins. Or…

b) Don’t use a timer. Let the Little Peeps go until they find all the items on the list. The first one to find everything wins. They can then join another player to help them find all the items too.

Treasure suggestions:

Feel free to adjust to suit your environment.

  • 3 pieces of bark
  • 10 stones
  • 10 leaves – different colours and types
  • 6 twigs
  • 1 feather
  • 3 flowers
  • 2 surprise items 
  • Something yellow
  • Something blue
  • Something white

At the beach you could include:

  • 10 shells
  • 3 pieces of seaweed
  • Tumbleweed
  • Something that doesn’t naturally belong at the beach

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Share your treasures with us on social – post a pic on our Facebook page – we’d love to see what you’ve found!

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