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Find the Hidden Treasure

Arrrrr you ready to look for some treasure? This fun and engaging Pirate themed movement activity is designed for toddlers and preschoolers to get moving and have fun!

Materials Needed

Treasure Hunt

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 minutes

Best done: Outdoors (Indoors in gym)

Main Movement: Running

Image by Lena De Fanti

Materials Needed

  • At least three players

  • Treasure box (could be any box) 

  • Space to move/ hide treasure

  • Pirate ship: can be any marked off space or mat

Let's Play!

Determine your area where children may hide the treasure and set-up the "pirate ship" - can be any area you designate as such.

Then choose: 

One child: Hider: hides the treasure

Other two or more children : pirates

  • The "pirates" close their eyes on their "pirate ship" while the hider hides the treasure. **Younger children may need a scarf to cover their eyes so they do not peek!

  • When the hider is done, they come back to the pirate ship and say "Arrr time to search for treasure!" 

  • The pirates then run around looking for the treasure. Whoever finds it first wins! They become the hider next. 

  • Play as many times as desired!

Other Pirate Movement Activities


Walk the Plank

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