Max has been a pirate often of late - and he informed us that a pirate's treasure is cookies. So I decided we should do a treasure hunt. I grabbed some bright paper (actually binder dividers), made picture clues, and went to work.
It took him a while to get warmed up to the idea, it was his first scavenget hunt after all. But by the last few clues he was right into it. The treasure was "buried" in with the pots and pans, and was a small mason jar with four cookies inside. He ate two immediately, and later that evening he shared the last of them with daddy and me. Such a sweet boy!