A little bit of google ( and twitter and texting friends) action I wanted to put a plan into motion. I had seen on google ready made kits to create treasure baskets including various things like brushes, sponges, wool, ribbon etc. After some gentle persuasion and encouragement I went on a scavenger hunt around the house for some bits and pieces I could pull together a treasure basket for little one.
From my (admittedly quick) research online (without spending £5 something on a book) was that a treasure basket is based on a idea to fill an basket with everyday objects and not toys - granted I was swayed a little on this and added in some toys I found on my hunt! I wanted to pull some stuff together with out spending out lots of money on things.
Here's some of things I added to our "box of discovery"
- Egg box
- Plastic egg (from Easter)
- A reflective stay warm blanket piece
- Plastic cookie cutters
- Ribbon scraps
- Wooden blocks
- Plastic pots
- Wooden spoon
- Plastic scoop
- Fabric scraps
- Toy car
- Small cuddly toys of different textures
- Texture cards
- Plastic rings
Little one sure has enjoyed emptying everything - and I am sure as he get bigger he will enjoy it still. Now just to keep my eyes peeled for things to add to the mix - and purchase a better basket that does not cost the earth!! Any suggestions let me know