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Treasure Hunt

30 min1 participant

Let's play!

  1. Search the beach for 10 treasures buried in the sand.

  2. Place each treasure, one at a time in the bowl.

  3. Play on the beach with cups and spoons: filling, dumping, pouring and transferring.

  4. Hide the treasures again for the next treasure hunter.

How to prepare

  • 10 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

  • 1 large bin filled with sand, rice, semolina, … 

  • Cups and spoons

Hide the 10 bricks in the bin.

Facilitation tips

  • Choose appropriate bin filler, without moisture: some textures are more attractive than others.

  • Offer gloves for those who may have touch aversion.

  • Ensure understanding of filling, dumping, pouring and transferring before the free play session.

Possible variations

  • Change the type or amount of filler material.

  • Change the number of treasures.

  • Add other types of bricks and/or objects and note only LEGO Braille Bricks are treasures.

  • Peer play: children share the bin and cooperate to find the treasures, or one hides, one finds…

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 3 dimensions

Creative

  • Invent a variety of activities with one set of objects

Physical

  • Locate objects by touch: Randomly find objects
  • Locate objects by touch: Actively reach out to touch objects
  • Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object

Emotional

  • Know the purpose of the activity

Social

  • Understand, respect and enforce rules and regulations

Did you know?

  • Many children with visual impairment have touch aversion, possible difficulty touching wet, damp, or greasy materials or materials that leave residue on their hands. 

  • Playful experiences are worthwhile in early education because children find them highly engaging-driven by an inner curiosity and enthusiasm, they try harder, persist for longer and think more deeply.

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