Mini Treasure Hunt

Mini Treasure HuntRecently, Gracen has become borderline obsessed with all things searching-based.  She loves a good game of hide-and-seek, she adores playing ‘I Spy’, and there’s nothing better than a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ book.  So this afternoon, after a busy morning filled with a morning walk, a first attempt at skating, and an impromptu hair cut, we decided to pull together a low-key searching activity indoors.  

IMG 4598First, we rounded up some coins (aka treasure) and gave them a good scrub in hot soapy water {because money grosses me out}. (Of course you could always use something different as treasure…plastic gems, tiny toys, play money, etc.)

IMG 4599After drying off the coins, we spread them out on a plastic serving tray…

IMG 4601And hid the treasure with the coloured rice we made months ago (plain rice, sand, flour, dry pasta, beans, and cornmeal would all be good alternatives).

IMG 4603Voila – treasure hidden.

IMG 4605Next, we gathered a few treasure finding tools. 

IMG 4626We laid our tray down on a towel for easier clean up, retrieved one of Miss G’s piggy banks for treasure collection, and the search began.

IMG 4631Searching…

IMG 4633Found something… Jackpot!

IMG 4616Clink!  Into the piggy bank (cue Miss G’s ‘money, money, moneeeeey’ song and dance).

Grae had so much fun with this little game that I’m certain it will sit out in our living room for the next few days being enjoyed by our little search-obsessed girl time and time again.

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14 thoughts on “Mini Treasure Hunt

  1. shirte says:

    What a cute idea. I will have to remember this idea whenever we have grandchildren.

  2. Broccoli and Rice Cakes says:

    Brilliant idea. My daughter loves ‘hidin’ at the moment but we always tend to find her hiding behind the same curtain! She seems to have a thing for buttons at the moment so maybe they could be involved in a bit of hide and seek amongst some rice….

    • jkossowan says:

      Hahaha – too funny! Gracen hides in different places, but often jumps out and calls your name before you’ve had much of a chance to find her! 🙂

      Buttons would be perfect for this activity… Especially coloured ones in white rice. 🙂

  3. pegges says:

    so simple and yet entertaining her…. love it

  4. chrissyhh says:

    Reblogged this on chrissyhh's Blog and commented:
    Nice!

  5. So glad you shared this on my FB page. I love this activity. We did something similar with our Easter Sensory Bin. http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2013/03/easiest-easter-sensory-bin-ever.html

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