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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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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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