Last weekend, desperate to get some peace and quiet so that the baby could sleep, I enticed my big kids outside by sending them on a treasure hunt!
All it took was a list of items to hunt for, and a basket to put the treasures in and they were off, outside, leaving the baby and I in peace. Unfortunately I under estimated how good they’d be at hunting and they came back rather too quickly, so the next treasure hunt list was a lot longer and a lot harder!
This is such an easy activity for kids of any age. I drew some of the items on the list so that the three year old could also ‘read’ it.
Here are some examples of the things we hunted for…
4 smooth rocks
A very, very long stick
3 feathers, each a different colour
A yellow flower
Something in the shape of a triangle.
Today they asked to hunt treasure again, but unfortunately the pouring rain meant no outside hunting, but that’s ok because we came up with a hunting list for inside! This makes for slightly less peace and you have to spend some time putting everything back where it belongs, but it was still a good fun activity on a cold wet and miserable day.
Here are some examples of things we hunted for inside…
4 green things
Something with wings
Something that smells nice
Something that makes a noise
Something with spots
Something that starts with B
2 square things.
If you are looking for something to do (it’s school holidays here at the moment) then how about a quick treasure hunt!