Pirate Treasure Chest & Treasure Hunt

I painted some wooden circles last week to hide in Sophie’s sand pit but it has poured with rain today so I decided to set up a treasure hunt inside instead. I turned an empty box inside out and taped it back together so that Sophie could decorate it.

Here she is making pirate noises as she coloured in.

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We used felt tips as they showed up better than crayons. The crayola washable ones are great and most of the marks came off her hands with a baby wipe. The rest will have to be soaked off in the bath later!

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We dressed up as pirates ready for a treasure hunt. Sophie made me take it in turns to wear the pirate hat… Arrrr!

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I told Sophie to close her eyes while I hid the coins so she went and sat in her teepee and closed her eyes.

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Then off she went in search of gold!

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She collected the coins and put them into her bag.

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Once she had found them all we posted them into the treasure chest.

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She loved this activity and it kept us busy on a wet Monday morning.

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This activity is good for:

  • ย Mathematics – knowing that things exist even when out of sight
  • Introducing counting – how many coins have you found?
  • Posting objects
  • Speaking – imitating words and sounds (talking like a pirate!)
  • The World – watching toys being hidden and trying to find them

Anna

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