This treasure hunt uses the first letter of each clue to spell LIGHT OF JESUS. Help kids connect the idea that Jesus is the light of the world in a fun way with this Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs treasure hunt. Use at home in the dark with the lights off (carefully). Give the kids flashlights for reading clues, or let them use the glow eggs for light. Print out the clues into strips and curl them around a pencil, like a scroll. Put the strips inside Egglo Eggs (charge with light as instructed) and hide the eggs in order. Let kids go from one egg to another following the clues. Give them a basket and make sure they keep each clue (otherwise they will drop it and run off to the next egg).
Kids figure out the clues pretty easily, so make it harder by not helping them. For example, Clue #5 leads them to the bathtub. If you have more than one bath tub in your house, don’t tell them which one.
Start with the Bible verse: Then Jesus told them, “…Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” (John 12:35-36, NIV) Tell kids to follow the light and leave the first egg in an obvious place for them to find.
At the end, hide a “Basket of Light” in their closet with glowing prizes like flashlights, glow-sticks, finger lights, glow in the dark toys, and any other light up objects you find. There are lots of inexpensive items online or in dollar stores.
BUT, after Egg #12, and before you let them open the closet to find their basket, ask the kids what led them from place to place (answer: light). Then have them go through all their clues and decipher what it spells: Light of Jesus. Talk about how Jesus is the light of the world and read this verse: Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
1. Living rooms are places to sit and have fun.
Find a little light under one.
(Hide the egg under the sofa, cushions or pillows)
2. Inside the ________ closet is a place to hide.
Find a little light inside.
(Hide the egg in the “coat” or other closet or write in your own clue)
3. Get your _________ from inside of here.
Instead a little light will appear.
(Hide the egg in the cupboard with “dishes” or write in your own clue)
4. Hairbrushes are kept inside this drawer.
Here is where you’ll find light number 4.
(Hide the egg in the bathroom drawer)
5. Tubs are for bathing on most nights.
It’s where you’ll find another light.
(Hide the egg in the bathtub)
6. Ovens are mostly used for cooking.
Inside it for a light start looking.
(Hide the egg in the oven- a cold, unused oven)
7. Fun times are spent watching this.
A glowing light here is hard to miss.
(Hide it around the TV – not the living room TV where they might find it while looking for clue #1.)
8. Jumping on this is for monkeys you see.
Here is where a little light will be.
(Hide the egg under the pillows of their bed)
9. Enter our house through this door.
Near it you’ll find one more.
(Hide the egg outside of or around your front door)
10. Sinks are for storing supplies.
This is where another light lies.
(Hide it under the sink – could be kitchen or bathroom)
11. Under the bed is a secret place.
Look for a little light in this space.
(Hide the egg under a different bed)
12. Standing in front my closet I will see –
A special light meant for me.
(Hide the “Basket of Light” in the kid’s closet. Refer to the above instructions.)
Find the printable PDF HERE.