Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Afikomen Treasure Hunt





Celebrate Passover with a treasure hunt for the Afikomen.
What You Need
Matzo (Afikomen)
Paper
Markers
Instructions
Hide the Afikomen somewhere in the house.
Write out a series of clues that will lead the kids from the dining room table to the Afikomen.
Hide the clues underneath the kids' plates or glasses.
Start the hunt with a clue that you read and then let the fun begin.

If you are stumped for ideas on how to write out clues, here are a few suggestions:

Instead of saying:
Look in the Living Room, you could say "Crawl to the Living Room"
or "Walk Backwards to the Living Room"
You could also say "Take 25 steps left, and 10 steps right. or "Hop 10 times"
If the children are older you could say "Look under the b__ __. and have them try to fill in the blanks for where the clue is. You could also scramble the hints and let the children unscramble the words. For younger children you might use photos instead of written clues.
You can make your clues as simple or as complicated as you want to. The main idea is to have fun, use your imagination and creative lasting traditions and memories for your children.