Treasure hunt

This was a Hands on Play Challenge, but do you know what Maisy wanted to do on Thursday?  She wanted to go on a hunt - an idea she came up with because she had been watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  She went and hid a treasure box outside and then came in to draw a map for us to follow.  She said we needed to be sure to have our cameras ready for this hunt.

We followed our map and it took us to the sand box.  She dug the treasure right out - she was pretty excited about it for having hidden it herself just a couple minutes earlier. 

She needed to be sure she got a picture of me holding the treasure box.

And then she and Mina had loads of fun taking pictures of each other.  They played with these cameras for well over an hour.  Come to think of it, the only reason they had to stop was because Maisy wore out her battery. 

Before we started our treasure hunt, they were both fighting over this camera.

I let Maisy use this other camera of mine and I was impressed with the way she took care of it. 

Do you let your kids take pictures with your camera? 

Linked to Mama Pea Pod's Outcoor Play Party.


  1. Love this post and activity idea. Looks like you guys had an amazing time! Ever tried geocaching? Basically a treasure hunt via your phone (and it's free!). Have done it a bunch with my 3yo daughter. Wrote post on geocaching on my site, plus other family activities ideas, if you're interested. Cheers!

  2. So lovely activity. I like your idea. It such a beautiful and great idea. I am so excited for that. Every thing looking wonderful.

  3. Our kids have one of those kids' cameras from last Christmas but we've been thinking that our 4 year old might do better with a real camera. Glad to see that it worked ok for you, perhaps we'll get her one for her birthday. The play ones really don't take good pictures.

    Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play Party (I'm a bit behind in getting to all the posts this time as you can see!)

  4. She both looking so beautiful with a pink dresses. I impressed by that. It such a beautiful and great idea which you share above.



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