Today’s sensory activity was all about light and sight! So we decided to create a little flashlight scavenger hunt!
We have used our Christmas tree for scavenger hunt. I know, it’s still up! We have been kidding that we’ll ended celebrating Chinese New Year with the same tree if we don’t take it down already!
But, as long as Christmas tree is still up, why not use it to create a flashlight scavenger hunt, right?
I have taken pictures of most of the ornaments we have on tree and ended with 20 cards. You can use any photo editing program (or even Microsoft word) to create a simple collage of your images and print it out. We have laminated our cards because we plan to use them again (after all, we will not switch all the ornaments next year!) but you can use them as they are printed.
Give your kid a flashlight and cards, turn off ALL the lights and let them have fun hunting for ornaments on the tree! You can expand this scavenger hunt with older kids by asking them to count how many of each ornament they can find!
And if you don’t have Christmas tree up in middle of January like we do, you can still use this idea for a scavenger hunt but take pictures of things like:
- picture books
- random things in any or all rooms in the house!
To get a bit more background about importance of sensory play, we recommend you to read book Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why. It has basics covered with many play ideas, all in easy to understand language (for parents like me!). Another great book to check is 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1-5. Packed with fun things to do with toddlers and preschoolers!
|In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.