Relative Directions: Missing Manuscript Mystery


“Gumshoe, Our clients are offering a handsome reward to anyone who can find their manuscript which has gone missing. We need your help to follow the trail of clues and recover their literary masterpiece. Good luck detective!”


Ready-to-go, mystery-themed, 9-part treasure hunt designed for ages 6 to 12, with relative direction (left & right) puzzles leading to the location of the next clue. Easy to set up in under 10 minutes, with instructions for where to hide each clue clearly laid out. This treasure hunt is a great way to practice sequential directions (a great skill for coding!), using relative directions (left and right) to navigate, and thinking in terms of grids and arrays. Requires reading or reading assistance to complete.

NOTE: ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ are difficult concepts because they depend on the direction your character is facing on the grid. If your student is struggling, try our Cardinal Direction treasure hunts first.

Purchase includes an instantly downloadable 13-page PDF in color, and a primer on relative directions “Left” and “Right”.

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, nine pieces of printer paper, and the following hiding locations around your yard or an outdoor common area:

  • Couch
  • Table
  • Cup
  • Measuring Tape
  • Microwave
  • Plant
  • Envelope
  • Box
  • Books



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