Before the kids could search for treasures, they had to make a chest! EJ is putting his stickers on, then we folded it up.
THEN he decided to color it all brown, like a real treasure chest:
Which got his hands messy:
Next was the first clue, written with white crayon. The library lady passed out cups of water, paintbrushes, and papers with dried paint to color their clue. Each kid's clue was slightly different, but they all had this gist (I love EJ's rainbow):
The clue was between the shelf and the wall and said to search a blue block in a white chest.
This is in the middle of the kid's section:
The clue was taped to a blue block and had a picture of Harry Potter with the clue to find his book. After learning who wrote the story (EJ said, "who obviously isn't a Christian, right Mommy?" but he said it in a very quiet voice so no one would hear him--last night we had a discussion about his tendency to loudly say "Bleh" when someone mentions something they like that EJ doesn't like), he found the next clue:
This clue said to check under a spinning globe, so off they all went again:
This clue said that a tall man in yellow has the next clue, but you have to give him the password first! The man was in the adult section, so all the kids power walked--because they weren't supposed to run!--across the library and back. I felt like a rat following the Pied Piper. :-)
He led them all to this post, where they lined up in single file to finally dig for treasure!
There were really a bunch of kids and the first two or three out there found it before most of the rest even got their gloves on! But I think it worked out fine, because back inside we all go to divvy up the treasure!
Each kid got two gold coins and two gold nuggets. After everyone got their fair share, there were a bunch left and EJ tried to sneak some more in his chest. Tsk tsk! Where is that child's mother!
It was a fun afternoon!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.