Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

This Week’s Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

  • What tokens do you keep from outings and events (i.e. playbill; corsage; lift tickets)?
  • What do you use for your treasure chest?
  • What kind of things do you keep for sentimental value only?
  • What treasures did you horde as a kid? Where did you keep them?
  • What things count as treasures (i.e. heart shaped rocks; three leaf clovers; decorations from a baby shower cake)?
  • What treasures have you found by taking a different path (i.e. new restaurant; dream home; gorgeous view)?
  • Where do you go treasure hunting and who do you take with you?
  • Where have you found your best bounty?
  • Who is the best treasure hunter you know? What qualifies them to win?
  • How do you find the best places to shop for treasures? What shops, flea markets, or sources do you visit again and again?
  • What prize have you found while scouring garage sales?
  • What treasures have you found hidden inside your lunchbox or box of candy?
  • Who makes up the best clues and adventure games?
  • How do you include treasure hunts on your travels?
  • What scavenger hunts or progressive games have you played?
  • What have you found simply by being in the right place at the right time?
  • What is the best treasure you’ve found while walking around your town (i.e. viewing a garden from a different angle; seeing the sunset from the local pier; photographing graffiti)?
  • How have you memorialized the treasured stories of your ancestors?
  • Who is the living treasure of your family? What makes them so special to you?
  • How have you shared your treasures with others?
  • What hidden treasures have you uncovered in your friend or your child?
  • What adventures have you taken to look for treasures (i.e. geocaching; researching for a historical novel; looking for sunken ships)?
  • If you had a compass, a treasure map, and a shovel, who would you take with you to look for the buried treasure?
  • Who do you admire for their knowledge and experience? How could you learn from their treasure trove of skills?
  • How can you look for hidden treasures in your everyday life?
  • What hidden treasures do you have to offer?
  • What is your greatest treasure?
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