Mining for Gold

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
Bury some nuggets in the backyard, make a treasure map, and let your child go prospecting.

Mining for Gold


Materials

  • Small rocks
  • Gold or silver spray paint

Directions

  1. Spray some small rocks with gold or silver spray paint to resemble gold or silver nuggets.
  2. Bury the nuggets in the dirt in your yard or sandbox, give your child a shovel, and have her dig for buried treasure.
  3. Give younger children some directions, like cold or hot, so they don't get too frustrated.
  4. Give older children a treasure map to follow.

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