At a nearby Farmers Market recently, my little ladies spotted what they thought looked like a Noah's Ark playhouse. After some inquiry - we discovered there were five playhouses being raffled off in a nearby development. We obtained permission to visit and I came up with a plan!
I drove through the neighborhood first to scope everything out - then I came home and drew up a Treasure Hunt map:
And, planned a menu based on each stop on our route:
We started out at the little red schoolhouse! The swings were a big hit! And, here we enjoyed the first part of our dinner - peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and apples. I had a jug of lemonade for our drink.
Next, we followed the map to the little hunting/fishing cabin (really more about frogs) and we had goldfish crackers tied to a fishing pole! This was a big hit - as was the little doorbell that sounded like a frog saying, "Ribbit."
The puppet theatre was our next stop - Samuel enjoyed the puppets! Here, we munched on popcorn and played with puppets!
Next, was the pirate ship which was where our treasure was hidden (thanks to Daddy!) - I packaged some gold coin candy in this pirate ship box (clearance at Michael's for about 25 cents). I had intended for us to make S'mores at the mini Air Stream trailer next, but it was fairly busy with other people around - so we skipped that part.
Instead, we headed to the playground - for a very fun ending to our progressive dinner and treasure hunt! Aren't those the cutest little playhouses?! Which little house was your favorite?! We had a great time!
PS: Next week is going to be all about organizing! Get ready to see all the neat things my Mom helped me accomplish on her recent visit!