Before my 8-week-old made his surprise entrance into the world, we were planning a week of activities inspired by the letter 'T'. This was one of them. Our treasure was easy to make with quite a visually effective result, not to mention that the 'treasure hunt' game is one that we will play again and again.
To make you own, you'll need cardboard, PVA glue, black paint, gold paint, paper towel and some photographs of places around your house and yard to use as clues for your treasure hunt.
I began by cutting circles which are 8cm in diamiter. I made ten. Then I carefully drew some treasure like patterns onto our circles using PVA glue.
Once the glue dried, I got my two-year-old to paint the bumpy surface black. I filled in any patchy spots.
My daughter then did a wonderful job of helping me glue the clues to the back of the 'coins'.
We were ready for our first treasure hunt!
I hid all ten coins in a sequence around the house bar one, which we kept to use as the first clue. It took Priya a little while to get the hang of things but once she understood, she was on a roll, especially after she learned that I had hidden a tasty treat at the end.