Treasures outside

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child, parent

Skill for Bub: Just for fun

summary:

Go for a walk outside and collect a basket of treasure.

There are so many treasures outside, in your garden or in the park, take a basket outside and go exploring with your toddler. As you find things, like stones, seedpods, twigs, leaves, flowers, pebbles and shells (just some of the treasures you may find!) put them in your basket. After you have gathered a few different treasures, take out one at a time and talk about it – say what it is, where it comes from, what it feels like etc. Pay close attention to the treasures our toddler seems most interested in, this may give you ideas for future learning. Ask your toddler for one of the treasures from the basket; see if they can remember its name. For an interesting twist to this game, try a themed treasure hunt outside such as an Easter egg hunt, or a ball hunt. Hide lots of Easter eggs or balls of different sizes outside for your toddler to discover.