For a final half term treat why not try a treasure hunt?
Finding games and treasure hunts are great for your kids’ problem solving skills, for improving their gross motor skills (crawling, running and jumping) and for teaching them to follow step-by-step instructions.
1. SEARCH FOR HIDDEN TREASURE ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH THE Backyardigans
Uniqua, Austin, Pablo and Tyrone whisk your tots away on a pirate adventure (episode 3, series 1). Together they’ll cross the sea singing sea shanties on the hunt for hidden treasure. They’ll have to work together along the way.to overcome a few slippery challenges- and some even slipperier logs!
‘ARGH’ you ready?
2. Set up your own treasure hunt
Draw a map of your house or garden, write and draw clues and bury something small where ‘X’ marks the spot. Try numbered, colour-themed or rhyming treasure hunts for an extra learning challenge.
3. Search for secret spots and hidden treasure with the National Trust
Discover secret caves concealed by waterfalls and underground passageways hidden behind bookcases. For a high-tech challenge for the whole family to enjoy, try geocaching. Geocachers use maps and GPS devices to search for treasures hidden by past explorers.
4.Help Fluffster Find his way around the maze
Fluffster needs your little one’s help finding the correct objects in the maze. Kids practice their fine motor skills and learn to listen and distinguish between objects based on Fluffster’s instructions. Find them all and be rewarded by a fun, musical celebration with all the Hopster gang.