How many clues in a treasure hunt?

Learning Outcomes (linked to the EYFS) 

Children will:                         

  • Recite and begin to learn a new rhyme (LIT)
  • Practise sequencing simple numbers from 1 - 5  and/or 6 - 10 (MATH)
  • Practise listening and concentrating (PSED)


How to Play

1. Sit in a circle and show children your (imaginary) treasure map

2. RECITE: How Many Clues in a Treasure Hunt? (first verse)

How many clues in a treasure hunt?
How many can you find?
Let’s all count together,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5


3. Ask everyone to close their eyes and RECITE again. This time, when a number from 1 - 5 is mentioned, the teacher should tap five individual children on the head. At the end of the rhyme, these five children should stand up and shout, 'Treasure!' 


4. Play again, this time a child, not the teacher is responsible for tapping five children on the head during the rhyme 


5. Continue to play, taking it in turns to be the person to tap their friends on the head


6. For older groups, introduce a second verse: 

How many clues in a treasure hunt?
We need to count again.
How many clues in a treasure hunt?
6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Have fun and remember all games, songs and rhymes are original to Pyjama Drama
- you won't find them anywhere else!