Pepper and Carrot treasure hunt game for kids
Pepper and Carrot treasure hunt is very simple game that can be played indoors with kids, the game consists of 16 clue cards all of them with pictures so it can be played by kids that don't know how to read.
Give one card to the player and hide the next clues on the place indicated by the previews card, making a sequence of clues to the treasure card.
Once all cards, except player card, are hidden player as to find the treasure following the clue cards.
Person card: The player will need to find a person that will tell him where is the next clue, the next clue can be given as story, a riddle or directly, it will be up to person given the clue to choose how to deliver the information.
Mouse card: this can be seen has a person card, or a computer mouse or something that is communicated before game start.
Run card: Its a dead end, it can be used with other card to indicate that he must run to the next clue, it can also be used with two paths clues, where one path leads to a dead end (run card), if player finds the run card (I normally chase my kid like a monster when we finds it) it must go back to the second card that will be the right path to treasure.
I normally don't play with all the cards, I think 10 to 12 cards are still fun.
Its also fun to let kids to hide the cards, at first it may be confusing to them to hide the cards on previews places instead of the place indicated on the card they are hiding but they will learn very fast.
Before starting the game is good to check if they understand what is in each card.
Printing the game
Just download one of the files, after extracted you will end with a pdf to print.
I would suggest to print the cards on normal paper and then glue it to card box like cereal card box's or something like that. I am planning laminating my cards because it make them stronger and durable.
Printing the back of the cards is optional, you don't need it to play the game, personally I like it with the back of the cards. If you don't want to print the back of the cards I would suggest to ask your kids to drawn on the back of the cards before or after cutting them.
If you want to make the game box you just print this image, glue it on card box and then cut it and glue one side.
I laminated mine because it makes it stronger and durable.
Additional game play
Suggested by @cgand: you can print two sets of cards (or just two sets of 8 cards) and you get a perfect memory game :-)
Happy treasure hunt.