The Treasure Hunt Builder

Make learning fun with a quest!

$33  $25

Beginner Math Quests

Teaching math can be intimidating, but the mystery and hand-waving which often accompany math education happens when we focus on memorization, rather than comprehension.  Treasure hunts are a great way to tap young students' excitement for discovery, while helping them develop an intuitive understanding of STEM concepts, without them even realizing that they're learning!


Our Beginner Math Quests include five instantly downloadable educational hunts.

  • Math 1: Pirates! Treasure Hunt
  • Math 1: Animal Adventure Treasure Hunt
  • Math 1: Shapes Scavenger Hunt
  • Graphs 1: Fairytales Treasure Hunt
  • Geometry 1: Secret Garden Treasure Hunt
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Pirates + Animals + Fairytales + Secret Gardens



I printed this out for my 6 year old and we had a pirate-themed blast!  Thank you for an evening of educational fun!


My daughter absolutely loved the treasure hunt!!!! This is such a clever way to encourage math in young kids. It captivated her for the whole morning, and when she finished it, she thanked me for setting it up (I repeat - she thanked me for setting up this math activity!!) and asked me if we could do it again. Wow!


Thanks so much! The kids are so excited to try these out. We did the preschool math treasure hunt from the Winter Hygge bundle, and they LOVED it. They've been begging me to make another hunt ever since. I'll let you know how they go!

Play Facilitates Learning

Find your way off of an island full of magical creatures.


Kids get the most out of their education when they are engaged and interested.  The American Academy of Pediatrics found that "play usually enhances curiosity, which facilitates memory and learning."1  Learning should be fun, and we design our treasure hunts to make the most of that natural curiosity.

At The Treasure Hunt Builder we use device-free adventures to encourage students to apply and practice their STEM knowledge. Our treasure hunts are quick to set up and designed to engross students in an hour of fun so they’re not focused on the fact that they are practicing skills while out on a quest around their homes.

1Yogman, Michael, et al. “The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children.”, American Academy of Pediatrics, Volume 142, Issue 3, page. 6, Sept. 2018,


Quick Set-Up?

Download a STEM treasure hunt immediately after check-out, print, and have it set up for your children in under 10 minutes. No cutting, gluing, or other prep is required.

Gameplay Length?

Each treasure hunt takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete. That's 8 hours of adventuring for your students while you focus on other things!


No problem! These educational treasure hunts get students off of their devices and moving around as they solve STEM challenges and hunt for their next clue.

Will it keep them interested?

Play enhances curiosity. Our adventure story lines follow along with Pirates, Fairies, Animals and other magical creatures, drawing students in and applying gamification to STEM concepts, because nothing is quite as motivating as a quest!

Educational games?

These beginner math educational treasure hunts cover: skip counting; addition and subtraction; reading charts and graphs; recognizing 2D and 3D shapes; counting vertices, sides and faces; measuring distances and telling time; using cardinal directions; and relating fractions with percentages.

Where are the quests played?

These treasure hunts are designed so that they can be played in your own home, classroom or garden. Each clue is hidden in a location common to most household or outdoor spaces. Check out the details below for complete lists of the hiding locations used in each hunt.

What's Included?

All of our treasure hunts are easy to set up (in under 10 minutes) and take 1-2 hours to complete. The instructions for where to hide each clue are clearly laid out. Each hunt is a great way to engage curiosity, to get your child moving and to enhance their learning.

Math 1: Pirates!

"Count by fives to fill in the key and decode the message below. Your next clue you will see, if to that flat surface you go!"

Indoor Treasure Hunt

  • Pirate theme
  • Ages 5 - 7
  • 10 clues for 1 - 2 hours of fun

This treasure hunt covers math topics such as: addition, subtraction, counting by fives and tens, reading bar charts and pie charts, telling time, identifying shapes, and reading a ruler.

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, ten pieces of printer paper, and the following hiding locations around your home:

  • Blue crayon
  • Table
  • Couch
  • Kitchen
  • Shoe
  • Cutlery
  • Bed
  • Computer
  • Bathroom
  • Closet

Math 1: Animal Adventure

"Find the puzzle pieces with answers equal to 20.
To find your next clue, color them blue!"

Indoor Treasure Hunt

  • Animal theme
  • Ages 5 - 9
  • 9 clues for 1 - 2 hours of fun

This treasure hunt covers addition and subtraction to 20, measuring with a ruler, counting by twos, reading a bar graph, finding the perimeter of a square, recognizing one quarter, and using cardinal directions to navigate.

Purchase includes a solution key and a study guide about understanding cardinal directions "North", "South", "East" and "West".

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, nine pieces of printer paper, and the following hiding locations around your home or classroom:

  • Hat
  • Cup
  • Carpet
  • Spoon
  • Shoe
  • Microwave
  • Chair
  • Towel
  • Bed

Graphs 1: Fairytales

"Our quest for treasure led us to this island full of magical creatures. Now we are lost. Can you solve the clues to help us?"

Indoor Treasure Hunt

  • Fairytale Island theme
  • Ages 5 - 10
  • 9 clues for 1- 2 hours of fun

This treasure hunt takes students on an adventure to an island full of magical creatures, including fairies, dragons, and mermaids, where they follow the graphical clues to find their way home again.  Each page has a graphing puzzle which, when solved, identifies the location of the next clue. This is a great way to practice reading horizontal bar charts, pie charts relating equivalent terms (like 1/2, half, and 50%), and bar charts using relative terms like "least" and "best".

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, eleven pieces of paper, and the following locations:

  • Baseball Cap
  • Cheese
  • Umbrella
  • Potted Plant
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Bathtub
  • Fork
  • Dresser

Geometry 1: Secret Garden

"I've worked so hard to grow my magic garden, full of beautiful shapes and hiding spots. I would love if you would come explore it with me!"

Outdoor Treasure Hunt

  • Secret Garden theme
  • Ages 5 - 9
  • 9 clues for 1 hour of fun

This educational treasure hunt is set in a secret garden, where a fairy carefully collects her shapes. This treasure hunt is a great way to practice recognizing 2D and 3D shapes, different types of triangles and polygons, and finding vertices, sides and faces. Purchase includes the guide "All About Shapes".

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, eleven pieces of paper, and the following outdoor locations:

  • Ball
  • Rock
  • Bush
  • Table
  • Faucet
  • Flowers
  • Watering Can
  • Tree
  • Bucket

Shapes Scavenger Hunt

"Learn about shapes and notice how they are used in the world around you."

Outdoor & Indoor Treasure Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a great way to learn while up and moving around. You can do this outside on beautiful days, and inside on rainy days. Find 2D and 3D shapes and race to the finish, or take the challenge of finding as many as possible of each. To use this scavenger hunt you need a printer, ten pieces of paper, and a pencil.


Purchase all 5 Beginner Math Hunts:

$33  $25