Glow-In-The-Dark Treasure Hunt

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In keeping with our little homeschool tradition we had our annual back-to-school treasure hunt tonight. This year’s was probably the most fun ever because we had it out on the golf course in the dark (the year we studied geology and our oldest son had to rappel down an abandoned mine-shaft to retrieve the treasure map is definitely a close second). Each boy’s treasure bag (full of new school supplies and astronomy related games, puzzles, and treats) was marked with a glow-in-the-dark star with his initial on it as well as a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that was the same color as the one he was given to wear. So decked out with flashlights and glowsticks and necklaces they followed the stars (the little plastic glowing kind you stick on your ceiling) across the fairway to their treasures. Of course the Milkyway candy bars and Starburst they found were gone before they even left the green.

By the way, “Thank-You” to Kristin C. who I stole the yearly treasure hunt idea from and who I think got it from Colleen N. It’s great having such clever friends!

10 thoughts on “Glow-In-The-Dark Treasure Hunt

  1. Yeah, I’m still washing all the broken glow stick paint off clothes and sheets after that one (what’s in those things anyway?). Your blog had some great book selections. Any suggestions for my pre-schooler that go along with our astronomy theme this year?


    1. For rhymning fun: There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe, For lots of fun learning/facts: The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System. For fun history and facts: The Solar System by Kenneth C. Davis (but depending on if you are a young earth creation teacher then you’ll have to change the parts about how old the universe/earth is). For a Christian view of astronomy with fun activities: Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright.


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