Everyone loves a scripture treasure hunt, and it seems especially exciting to this age group; LDS Activity Day kids are just starting to appreciate the value of reading scriptures and can read and solve simple clues or puzzles. The trickiest part of a treasure hunt is making sure you hid everything in the right place! I hope my clues and “cheat sheet” make it easier for you.
Category: Learning and Living the Gospel
- Several copies of scriptures (and have the girls bring their own, too)
- Box or bag with a treat/prize
- Print the scripture treasure hunt cheat sheet and clues.
- Cut the clues into strips and hide them in the indicated spot (I just fold over the description of where to hide it but once you get near where it’s supposed to be you can cut it off if you want).
- Make sure you hide the kitchen clue in an obvious place so they don’t go snooping in the oven where the treasure is.
- Put the treasure in the oven.
- Tell the girls they will be doing a scripture treasure hunt throughout the church building. They need to be respectful of the building and others in it – no running, no shouting, and no bothering others. They need to take turns helping each other find and read the scripture clue out loud.
- Give them the first clue and have them use their scriptures to do the treasure hunt around the building.
- When the treasure is found, sit down and enjoy the treat/prize while discussing Matthew 6:19-21: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”