Treasure Hunt Journals

Treasure Hunt Journals lesson plan

  • 1.

    Go on a safe treasure hunt, indoors or out. Discuss rules and take necessary precautions.

  • 2.

    Walk around the building or neighborhood to find easily identifiable shapes.

  • 3.

    Encourage children to trace shapes and sketch them. Help spell names of object. Build visual, math, and language literacy all at the same time.

  • 4.

    With Crayola® Crayons, write your name and the date on white paper. Take several sheets with you on a shape treasure hunt.

  • 5.

    Trace shapes with your fingers-if you can reach and they are safe. Look up high. Look near your feet. Shapes are all around.

  • 6.

    Sketch each shape, and write where you found it.

  • 7.

    After your walk, write a group experience story about the shapes you and your friends spotted. Talk about the different sizes and textures you discovered.

  • 8.

    Staple all your sketch pages together to make a journal of your treasure hunt.


  • Asking Questions
  • Reading Pictures
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts