I taped this note to the face of the TV screen (so as to be sure that it would be noticed right away).
5 golden rings, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves,... no, sorry wrong list again!
3 jugs of milk, toilet paper, a rubber salami ... oh that's my shopping list.
Okay, here's the real list of things to bring:
1 Pony tail holder
1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, and 1 black crayon
2 pair of matching socks belonging to your father
1 twig that is over a foot long
1 bike bottle of water
Once you've found each of these items, bring them to the Dangerously Crazed Captain Silly Face for inspection. There you will receiver further instructions.
Next I gave them a clue with a code to crack, which led to a treasure map, which led to a riddle to solve, which led them back to their original clue and told them to look for the clue hidden in the background. I had their things hidden in the box in the back of the picture with the ingredients for making rice crispy treats and a note that said that their friends were waiting for them to make a tasty treat with them. So, we made the rice crispy treats.
It was a huge success! The kids loved it, and have requested more mysteries. Fun stuff.