The day after Fletcher's birthday we had a treasure hunt for him to find his gifts. Brian had gotten Fletcher a few sailor trinkets, including a telescope and compass. I suggested drawing treasure maps to find them, and Brian ran with the idea and really came up with a fun little hunt for our 4 year old.
The first map and present were found in his room. Swim goggles! And a map pointing towards the pool. So he put on his swimsuit, of course.
When I saw the bottle of wine in the pool, I almost dropped the camera and dove in. But then I saw it was empty except for another map. Bummer. For me. For Fletcher, it was great, I'm sure.
Brian had to help out on this one. After a quick study of the map, it seemed to be pointing us to the sandbox.
Where we found the compass and another map!
That map says walk 25 feet to the NE. A quick lesson on the compass wasn't quite enough, so Brian helped point him to the right place. Where we found ANOTHER map and the telescope!
The map told us to look the other way through the telescope. And Fletcher did great with this one!
And off he went to the "x" that marked the treasure!
And of course we found the treasure in the pirate ship! Er, canoe.
I have to give Brian all the glory. He did an awesome job with this, and I think Fletcher will have some great memories of turning 4.