1) First find something to be the treasure. You can either use things that you find around your house and pretend they're treasure or you can surprise your kids with little toys or treats or something. We used little pieces of candy including some that looked like pieces of gold.
2) Find a place to hide the treasure. I hid ours inside a shell in a flower pot .
4) Draw a treasure map.
5) If your kids are little you can help them follow the map. If they are older, you can take turns hiding the treasure and making up the map and finding the treasure.