Matthew loves doing treasure hunts of any kind. This is one that he often gets out to do again and again. He also likes to lay the trails.
It is so easy to do. Firstly draw around your child's foot. Then cut out lots of feet we did it in lots of different colours but you could also use newspaper or turn their old art into feet. Also easier and quicker if you put lots of sheets together and cut lots out in one go.
Then all you need to do is lay a trail to be followed. Ours have been all over the place up the stairs in the kitchen and out the back door. Although out the back door wasn't such a good idea at the time as they were blown around a bit.
As Matthew got older we wrote messages on the feet with things he had to do as he got to them.
- Sing a song.
- Count to 10
- Find a blue car.
- Jump 5 times.
- Tickle your tummy.
- Find something starting with B.
- Stand on one foot.
- Touch your head.
- Clap hands.
- Go to the next red foot.
You could ask you child to come up with ideas to go on the feet. Then as they follow the trail they have to do the activity as they get to it. It extends the activity and helps with their reading.
I just had our feet out to see what I had written on them. It's fun to see how much Matthew's feet have grown since the first time we played this game.
What fun treasure would you put at the end of the trail. Ours has been known to end up at the fridge around snack time.