How It Werqs

Avast ye scallywags, 
there's treasure to be found ... and shared!

What could be more fun than a Treasure Hunt? How about a treasure hunt where you share your treasure and excitement with others? That's what Shared Treasure Hunt is all about — kids helping kids, specifically one child collecting treasure to give to an underprivileged counterpart who doesn’t have much treasure of their own, let alone a place in which to store it.

Participants may visit the dollar story, scavenge for things around the house, go door to door in the neighborhood to get community support, stage a scavenger hunt, ask family members to put up flyers at work, post on social media or do whatever they think will help them find the best swag possible ~ legally that is ~ we’re pirates, but the good kind!  

Participating scallywags may want to include one item from each of the following categories. Use discretion when it comes to new versus gently loved items:
  1. Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hand sanitizer, lip balm, deodorant. (These items should be new in the package, please)
  2. Treats: packaged trail mix, cookies & munchies, gum, mints, candy
  3. Creative supplies: sketch or coloring books, pens, pencils, crayons, journal, stickers 
  4. Stuffed animals 
  5. Reads: books, magazines 
  6. Toys: cars, dolls, anything you yourself would like 
  7. Night night: pajamas, blanket, pillow, flashlight 
  8. Games: playing cards, board games, checkers/chess 
  9. Clothing: sweatshirt/hoodie, socks, gloves, scarf, undies, hat 
  10. Hair stuff: brush, products & accessories 
  11. Shoes 
  12. Fun in the sun: swim suit, towel, sunscreen, frisbee, beach ball, swim goggles, Frisbee
  13. Glug glug: water, juice, powdered milk 
  14. Creature comforts: collapsible chair, umbrella, tarp 
  15. Oooohs: media player, watch, jewelry, pre-paid phone 
  16. Be a sport: skateboard, football, soccer ball, baseball glove/bat/ball 
  17. Showtime: movie passes + popcorn, drink, etc (see if anyone has a pass they are not using)
  18. Batteries 
  19. Gift card: Food places, Amazon, Target, VISA, you name it (a grownup may need to help with this one)
  20. Backpack to put it all in 
  21. Greeting card signed by friends and family 
All scallywags who drop off a completed backpack 
receive a digital story about the origins of Shared Treasure Hunt
Packing in progress images from Dame Deb