Sunday, April 24, 2011

Treasure Hunt

There has been lots of hunting going on in the Aussie household lately. Of coarse we had a lovely Easter egg hunt but I have also been using this lovely treasure hunt idea from Kate Pickle.
Before school pick-up I have been writing up a little list of things to find and we have been using it as a fun afternoon activity on the walk home from school.
It is a nice way for Junior to practice his reading and number recognition (with the help of some pictures) and a lovely way to unwind after a busy day at school. It is a great excuse to stop for a play in the park and everyone can join in.
It also acts as a bit of a speed bump on too much TV and is a great way to enjoy some outdoor time with the boys each day.

Get Outdoors
What outdoor games have you been playing this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
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  1. Ha! I've been sending mine out on treasure hunts too (thx Kate)!! Love this last bit of sunny weather :-)

  2. What a great after school activity. I'm definitely going to try this out once school starts up again this week :)

  3. Treasure hunts are a wonderful way to get kids out and about and playing outdoors. I love the idea of using this activity on the walk home from school. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  4. I love the idea of a treasure hunt on the way home from school - thanks ofr sharing this idea with us at the Play Academy.

  5. What a great idea! I bet Junior is fantastic at this!