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The Grand Easter Egg Hunt around your home!

 

Your household Easter Egg Hunt just got more fun! Instead of hiding eggs outside, where wild squirrels could easily take them, we hold the entire hunt around the inside of your house!

The idea is that the hunter is looking for six coloured paper eggs hidden around the home. However, rather than just randomly searching, the hunter has to crack a code to find the whereabouts of the eggs.

Use our unique Treasure Trails Code Wheel to work out the location of each egg.

When the eggs have all been found, the hunter must add up all the numbers on them to get an overall total. If they give you the correct total, they can then have their chocolate (or other treats of your choice) reward!

This activity is aimed at children aged about 7 to 14, but, of course, younger hunters can always help with the searching, and really, you’re never too old!

 

TT Strange Times: The Grand Easter Egg Hunt Around Your Home!

 

Ready to start? Great – this is what you’ll need:

 

Your Easter Egg Hunt:

Kit provided:

 

Kit needed:

  • A printer
  • Some A4 paper
  • A paper clip or pin
  • A pair of scissors

 


Instructions for how to make your Easter Egg Hunt:

 

  1. Print out The Code Wheel, the page of Eggs and the Clues after downloading them from the links above.
  2. Get a pair of scissors and carefully cut out the two code wheels:

 

INDOOR ARENA: The Grand Easter Egg Hunt Around Your Home! Carefully cut out the codeweel...

 

  1. Get a pin or paper clip and carefully stick it through the exact centre of the two code wheels so that the Top Code Wheel is on top of the Base Code Wheel. The Top Code Wheel should be able to spin around now:

 

INDOOR ARENA: The Grand Easter Egg Hunt Around Your Home! use a paper clip to carefully pierce a hole through the 2 layers...

 

  1. Cut out the six eggs. (If you wish, you could stick the page onto cardboard before cutting out the eggs to make them a bit more robust!)
  2. Have a look at the clue cards and choose the six locations that are most suitable for your house where you are running this hunt. Cut out these six cards and keep them ready to hand out when you start the hunt.
  3. Now hide one egg in each of the six locations you have chosen. Make sure the hunter doesn’t see you do this!
  4. When ready, give the first clue to the hunter. Once they have found that egg, you can hand out the next clue.
  5. Tell the hunter to add up all the numbers on the eggs and have your prize ready for the hunter when he/she reveals the correct total to you. OR, have a FINAL CLUE which leads to where their prize is hidden.

 


How the Code Wheel works:

 

Crack the code by converting numbers to letters on the code wheel. First, line up the Base Code Wheel with the Top Code Wheel as described in each of the clues. Then you can convert the clue into letters. The clue will be a location that will lead the hunter to where each egg is hidden. It might be necessary to adjust the wheel slightly at times to ensure all the numbers and letters line up.

For example:

If the code were K=36, W=12, A=26; and the clue was:  4, 3, ‐ 23, 30, ‐ 28, 33, 26, 34, 7

By lining up the Base and Top Code Wheel so that K=36, W=12 and A=26 as shown in this photograph: ‘4, 3, ‐ 23, 30, ‐ 28, 33, 26, 34, 7’ spells out ‘On ‐ the – Chair’. So, the coloured egg will be hidden ‘On the chair’.

 

INDOOR ARENA: The Grand Easter Egg Hunt Around Your Home! How the Code Wheel works...

 


Answers:

 

The possible clue locations (remember to only choose 6)

Clue 1 – Use the code: Y=4, A=16 and K=26. The clue: 30, 29 – 13,20 -34,30,21,16 is ‘on the sofa’.

Clue 2 – Use the code: H=21, D=17 and Q=30. The clue: 6, 17, 18, 31 – 2, 28, 34, 31 – 5, 17 is ‘under your bed’.

Clue 3 – Use the codeZ=9, OF=13 and L=31. The clue: 11,27, 28, 33,23 – 17, 24 – 32, 28, 22, 1, 34, 6, 20, 5, 24 is ‘behind the microwave’.

Clue 4 – Use the code: W=12, IN=16 and B=27. The clue: 18,29,30,7 – 23,30 – 9,11 is ‘under the tv’.

Clue 5 – Use the code: G=36, A=30 and X=17. The clue: 16, 2, 13, 1 – 18, 8, 14, 11 – 12, 8, 32, 4, 12 is ‘with your socks’.

Clue 6 – Use the code: TH=22, D=28 and K=35. The clue: 17, 28, 29,6 – 22, 29 – 36, 25, 17, 28, 6, 13 is ‘under the laundry’.

Clue 7 – Use the code: Q=19, W=25 and OR=1. The clue: 30, 10, 29, 6 – 36, 7 – 13, 7, 22, 22, 14, 7 is ‘behind the kettle’.

Clue 8 – Use the code: A=8, P=23 and Z=33. The clue: 34 – 5, 12 – 9, 8, 5 is ‘in the bath’.

Clue 9 – Use the code: OE=8, G=19 and V=34. The clue: 3 – 13 – 31, 20, 8 is  ‘in a shoe’.

Clue 10 – Use the code: E=24, M=32 and 8=Y. The clue: 10 – 17, 24 – 16, 28, 23, 14 is ‘in the fridge’.

PS – The answer to the sum is 64  ( 2 + 4 + 9 + 14 + 15 + 20)

 

Enjoyed the Hunt? Why not create your own clues and locations whilst still using the Code Wheel!

 


Ready to go on a real adventure?

 

To find your nearest Trail, type the first part of your postcode into the search box above. Go on, give it a try and see where it takes you!

PLUS, submit a correct answer over Easter weekend, to be entered into our Easter Extra prize draw. There’s the extra chance to win a chocolatey treat!

See our Prize Draw Terms for details.

 

Family Fun - Treasure Trails

 

 


26th March 2021

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Welcome to the First Edition of TT Strange Times!

TT Strange Times Issue 1 - Keeping Families Entertained

News, ideas and inspiration from us in these strangest of times.

Hello and welcome to this, the first edition of “TT Strange Times”! We, like you, have been shocked and saddened by the recent events surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 and while we can’t get out and enjoy the Trails at the moment while we are all in lockdown, we really wanted to reassure you all that we’re still here for you.

We at TT Towers then sat down and had a bit of a think about the best way to reach out to you – and the idea of “TT Strange Times” was born!

While we too are working from home for the time being, we wanted it to be a fun resource for puzzles, games, ideas and information to help us all through these uncertain times.

Every 2 weeks, we will send you a fresh issue, each with a different theme. For this premiere edition, the theme of course has to be…

Happy Easter!

TT Strange Times: The TRUE meaning of Easter - Eat as much chocolate as possible!

So although we can’t go outside for too much fun, we say we shouldn’t anyway, because our eggs will only melt in the sun.

That will not stop us having fun though, because we all have a perfectly good location – for an Easter egg HOME treasure hunt – yes that’s right – a treasure hunt around the home! If that wasn’t enough, we’ll show you some more great activities that can be done either inside or outside. Although the major international athletics events may have been postponed for this year, we will launch the first of “The Treasure Trails Garden Games Modern Pentathlon for 2020” events.

TT Strange Times: The Easter egg hunter in their natural habitat.. Gotta catch them all!

Once you are done with that, find out about the life and times of William Wordsworth, who, if he had achieved immortality, would have been 250 this year. Speaking of poetry – fancy having a crack at writing your own short limerick? Of course you do!

Submit your entries to us and the best could win a gift voucher to use on your next Trailing adventure.

After all that moving around and learning about stuff, you’ll need refuelling, so our special Easter take on a traditional family favourite recipe that’s SO easy to make and will not only help to keep your whole family busy – will fully top up those tummy tanks!

Our boffins here at TT Towers have also been doing their research. For this edition they have been casting the net far and wide to recommend 5 amazingly ace puzzle books for you to use to keep your family’s minds active during the lockdown.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also come up with our own puzzles for you to solve – but be warned – some easier than others…

So welcome along, we hope you enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to share this with friends and family. #TTStrangeTimes

Editor-in-Chief, Tristan.

TT Strange Times: It's EEEAASSTERRRRR!

Inside this edition of TT Strange Times…

Inspirational People – For Inspirational Times…

For this issue, we shine a poetic spotlight on William Wordsworth

>> Click here to be inspired!

Let’s Get Moving…

Whether you’re inside or outside in your garden, try these fun ideas to keep your mind and body busy!

>> I want to perform in the INDOOR ARENA – or get some FRESH AIR FUN…

Getting YUMMY With it…

With a different recipe or foody suggestion for each issue, there’s no need to get food bored!

>> Yummy, yummy, get in my tummy!

Our TOP Five…

A pick of five top items for this issue, ready for you to delve into…

>> Show me the TOP five items now!

Competition Time!

Why not enter our themed competition? You could win a Treasure Trails gift voucher in preparation for when we can all get back out there!

>> Don’t leave me out – I want to win!

Puzzle Time…

Exercise your mind as well as your body with our selection of quizzes!

>> Stretch my mind please…

Our inspiring quote for this issue:

“Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket.” – Evan Esar

Some awesome upcoming dates…

10th April = Siblings Day & Good Friday

12th April = Easter Sunday

13th April = Easter Monday

16th April = World Voice Day

22nd April = Mother Earth Day

23rd April = St George’s Day & World Book Night


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10th April 2020

Posted In: Family Fun, Free Stuff, Garden Games, Ideas, Indoor Games, Puzzles, Quizzes, TT Strange Times

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