This idea was sent in by Pamela Gosse, Newfoundland, Canada
- Instead of reading the opening story about going on a treasure hunt, we actually sent the children on one. We used bible verses as our clues. For instance, we used a Bible verse with the word water in it and the children had to go and find the next clue somewhere in the church or hall that had water (we taped it to the back of the bathroom door).
- When the found the next clue they had to bring it back to the leaders and they would read it and then find the next one. I wrapped a bible in fancy wrapping paper and hid it in a "treasure chest" (my wooden hope chest) with shredded paper.
- The children then had to dig through the shredded paper to find the treasure hidden at the bottom. We then went on to tell them about the greatest treasure of all--God's word and love. The actual clues for the treasure hunt were found on another site. I cannot remember which one but I am sure if others searched for 'bible treasure hunt' or something along those lines they should be able to find some clues and hunts already prepared to use.
- One other thing that went over very well was the day on David and Goliath. They absolutely loved painting their rocks and playing the game. As well, we traced out my husband's body on long newsprint and taped this to a wall. I did not have putty or ticky tack so we instead used a tennis ball and sprayed it with a little water. Each of the kids had five turns to throw the ball at Goliath. When it hit, there was a little mark made by the damp tennis ball. I then circled each hit and wrote the child's name next to each of the marks they left. This was a huge success, especially with the boys.