As 2020 became the year of school-age children stuck at home during the pandemic (including our own!), we knew we needed to find a way to help them burn off some energy after spending hour upon hour in front of their computers. There had to be a way to help them practice what they’d learned, while also getting them moving!
We spent days constructing each STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) treasure hunt, but we just couldn’t build them fast enough to satiate our children’s thirst for the hunt. Even more frustratingly, we kept trying to generalize the treasure hunts, to ensure they were useful to as many children as possible. But each child is different! They each learn differently, they are each motivated by different goals, quests and subjects. Some are way ahead on addition, but behind on reading, and vice versa. And of course, no one has access to the same clue hiding locations in their home or classroom.
Why not build a tool so that parents and educators—the people who know their children best in the world—can customize these treasure hunts with:
- the adventure themes that would most motivate their student;
- the educational subjects their student needs to practice; and
- the clue hiding locations available in their home or classroom.