Monday, April 12, 2010

Going on a Treasure Hunt

With a list in hand and a bag in the pram we were off on Friday afternoon for another hunt on our walk. This time our hunt was a treasure hunt.

Earlier that day I made a simple list of items Miss M, Miss H (mostly Miss M) and I had to find. I kept it simple and honestly it was a little bit rigged (OK, a lot rigged!), since I wanted the items to be easily found this time around. I knew we had seen these items on our walks before.

This is another easy peasy idea which brings a lot of joy and a bit of a mix into walking time. Our only rule being that you couldn't pick anything off the local plants. It all had to be found lying on the ground.

To do a treasure hunt you need...

  • a list - I used a permanent pen just in case it came into contact with water
  • a bag for collecting things in
  • you may also want a pencil for marking off your found treasures

I also added pictures to the list as well as a colour description for most items to help Miss M work out what each item was. Hidden in amongst all the fun was a great learning experience for the girls. It was great for...

  • colour recognition
  • early reading skills
  • encouraging team work
  • communication/ language skills

Next time the list will be bigger and harder and who knows, we may have to reward ourselves with a prize at the end. So did we find all the treasures? You'll have to take a look at our picture below and see.



SquiggleMum said...

I love that scavenger hunts can easily be adapted for children of all ages!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

Same here Catherine. Talking about treasure hunts bring back some great memories of camping with primary aged kids.

Linda said...

What a great way to do a treasure hunt. How do you write so neatly and clearly? It looks so professional. Did you draw the pictures yourself?

Busy Brissy Mum said...
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Busy Brissy Mum said...

Thanks Linda. I did draw the pictures but that's about the extent of my drawing abilities. You'll never see my work in the galleries but they work ok for working with kids.


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