Treasure Hunt: a reading game

“Look in a box on Cameron’s bed,” Cameron read from the pink construction paper heart he held. He sounded out each word (I helped with look), and then read the whole sentence again smoothly. He gave me a ‘really, I should do this?’ glance, then trotted off down the hall to his room, his head tilted just enough to show he was puzzled. “There’s a box,” he exclaimed, and quickly dug out the heart I’d set inside. This one was orange. “Another one!” The game was on, and he loved it.

Here, he decided to throw in his own rule: hints are read on the comfy chair. Excellent, adds to the running back and forth!  I’d strategically hidden the clues so they were never in the same room, thinking to maximize energy expenditure along with the reading exercise.

Absently he handed me the first heart, and set to reading the next one.

Look in a cup in the tub.

Look in a mug on the desk.

Look under bunny.

Look in the book on Mama’s bed.

Look on top of the TV.

Look in a mitt in Cameron’s basket.

Look under the lamp on the desk.

Look in a pocket in Cameron’s jacket.

Look in the red hat on mama’s bed.

Each colourful heart-hint he took back to the comfy chair, and slowly sounded out most words, though some he knows by sight now.  He knew there was a treat at the end, so each hint had him running!

Oh, the joy when he reached into that red hat and found not another hint, but a kinder egg. Mama wasn’t kidding – it was a treasure hunt!

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3 responses to “Treasure Hunt: a reading game

  1. I’ve been reminded that many of my readers are in the USA and may not know what Kindereggs are, as they’re verbotten there.

    Apparently you can get fined or worse for simply posessing one.

    They’re milky-chocolate treats for kids, slightly bigger than a Hershey’s Creme Egg. Inside is a plastic capsule containing a small toy, sometimes a plastic figure, sometimes a small cardboard puzzle, things like that.

    Cameron likes the toy best of all, and usually shares his egg with me 🙂

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