Geocaching Treasure Hunt

Students at ALC Mosaic enjoyed a geocaching treasure hunt. They first had to find seven hidden keys in different school rooms. The hint for finding the keys was: “Key is the Key.” One key was hidden by the piano keys, another hidden in plain sight next to the office keys, one key hidden under a sign saying ‘Notes’ on the wall of the big room referring to ‘Key Notes.’ Two keys were hidden under computer keyboards in separate rooms. See how Key is the Key?

Once they found all the keys, the back of each key had a letter. Only five letters of the seven letters spelled the correct word needed to unlock the Isaac Newton replica cryptex just like the one shown in the Divinci Code movie. The letters were D, P, L, A, S, P, E. In no time, they figured out that the word should be APPLE. However, they did not realize the word had to be put into the cryptex backwards. Alona let the other students know to try the word backwards.

Andrew opened the cryptex and it had a piece of paper with clues on the front and back. On the front, it said KPRA that they figured out to mean PARK. On the back, two riddles or questions were asked. The first question was: “What has eight legs?” and the second question was: “What goes up and must come down?” They all went to the park and searched everywhere for the geocache treasure but could not find it. I sat them all in front of the swing-set that had eight legs and repeated the questions slowly. I pointed to the swings and they all ran over to the swing-set and began digging in the mulch around the posts. Liberty found a little clear plastic box with a note that said: “Congratulations, you found the treasure. See Dan for your gold.” I gave each of the students a gold dollar.

Check out the key.pdf file from the gallery below that contains a saying I made from seven keys. This gave me the idea for the key hunt and geocaching treasure hunt.


4 thoughts on “Geocaching Treasure Hunt”

    1. The kids really had a great time searching for the keys, solving the clues, and going to the park to find the GeoCache treasure. Please take another look at the blog because I’ve add some additional pictures and reformatted the gallery.

  1. Thanks for sharing, Dan! The kids LOVED this!! It was so fun to see them scouring through the building looking for the key. When Jackson finally found the one under the KEYboard in the library, he whole face was bright with the KEY connection 🙂

    🙂 You rock!

    1. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful smiles and great expressions when each kid found a key. Seven different kids found one key each. They all had a good time at the park looking for the GeoCache treasure. Please take another look at the blog. I added some pictures and reformatted the gallery.

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