Little man’s Omi and Opi made a treasure box (with a few gold coins inside) and they had the great idea to make a treasure hunt. I buried the box in the garden and made a treasure map for E to find.
The map was fun to do, I drew some ‘landmarks’ from our garden onto a plain piece of paper with crayon. The little blue cubby house, the fish pond, the bird bath, the lemon tree and the white ladder. I rubbed the paper with a cold, wet teabag and then scrunched it up. Then I burnt the edges with a lighter. It does have that old, worn, pirates treasure map look about it.
It was a fun little activity, he followed the dotted lines on the map until he found the X, where there was a spade in the dirt. He dug up the box and when he opened it I think he was a little disappointed to find real money in there, he can’t play with that, or eat it. He would have been way more excited if there was some chocolate! Despite that, it was really fun and we’ll do it again. Maybe even in the house since we have a lot more rainy days ahead.if you liked this post, you may also like:/span>