11.9.12

364. Treasure Hunt [SBL]

Daniel's new favourite TV show is Jake and the Neverland Pirates (the same episodes of Peppa Pig & Raa Raa were getting boring!) so we've been doing lots of playing Pirates, and one of his favourite toys is a little treasure chest so I knew he'd love the idea of a treasure hunt. I did think he was a little young for a full blown treasure hunt, complete with map, as his attention span isn't that great, but then I thought of hiding coins in his sand tray (I was probably inspired by Pinterest!) I buried them while he wasn't looking, and told him there was treasure hidden in the sand! He started by using a spade to dig, which was surprisingly effective, but when he began losing interest I showed him how to feel with our hands to find it too. This activity probably kept Daniel entertained for about half an hour, but we have done it three times in a little over a week, with Daniel asking for it each time. A definite winner! He loves collecting all the coins together, lining or piling them up and showing off his "tre-tre"! It's a great way to keep him occupied independently while I'm feeding Joshua too!

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Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

2 comments:

  1. That's a brilliant idea, so cool!

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  2. Great idea, I re-pinned this too! It's quite cold here now though so this will have to wait until at least spring now, boo :(
    Btw, Jared absolutely adores Jake and The Neverland Pirates!
    xx

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