Treasure Hunters Oct 2017
Our Treasure Hunters event took place Tues 31st Oct 6 - 7.30pm.
We had a fun time decorating the church beforehand, with footprints, which would lead to the different activities; draping leaves to create a jungle atmosphere and, of course, a treasure chest.
As leaders, we also had fun dressing up as adventurers.
Here are some young-adventurers, ready for action...
The evening began with the children making themselves binoculars, so everyone could do some really effective treasure-hunting
We then sang 2 fun songs, with lots of great actions: Diggin for Gold and Captain Jesus.
Then everyone did 3 activities in their teams:
And the evening continued:
Finding Treasure - geode smashing
Following clues on a Treasure map - discovering that 'Jesus' is our Treasure.
Completing an Obstacle Course challenge
The children had delicious refreshments, and then they each made their own Treasure Chest
Tim then spoke about Treasure: Tim told us how he had put all his hopes in an electric guitar, and when it broke he felt he'd lost everything. When Tim came to faith in Jesus, he saw that Jesus was his real treasure, as Jesus is always there to help us.
The 3 teams earned gold coins in each of the 3 activities, as well as bonus coins for enthusiastic or particularly good activities. The winning team each won a gift bag, with the tag 'Jesus is our treasure'.
And then everyone went home with a goodie bag.
A great time was had by all!!
A big thank you to everyone who helped to plan and carry out this Treasure Hunters event.
Here are a few additional photos:
some more of the leaders...
...and of the activities