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|FUN|digging for treasure - guest post from Monkey and Mouse



Today I have a really cute tuff spot idea for you from Monkey and Mouse.  There's nothing better than digging for treasure and this is a perfect way to keep a little occupied for a while.  

Over to Jenny...

Hi, I'm Jenny from Monkey and Mouse and I am honoured to write a guest post for the lovely Leandra.

These photos were taken when O was only 2 and I needed to think of something simple to occupy him in the garden.  I had recently bought some plastic pirate coins from the Poundshop thinking they could be useful for a project and of course I decided that we needed to dig for pirate treasure!



I buried the coins in a heap of soil (on the tuff spot) for O to dig around in and find them, I suggested he could wear an eye patch, but he wasn't up for that.



He spent some time digging and finding the coins, then hiding them again, but when he was finished with the digging he went and fetched a toy train (my train mad boy!) and continued playing in the soil for at least another hour. Who knew soil was so exciting?!

Why don't you hide some pirate treasure for your little one?

Look out for more pirate activities from us all month.  For more ideas you can also follow our pirate pinterest board here

LarabeeUK

13 comments :

  1. Such a great idea, I bet he loved that! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  2. Thanks for having me as a guest Leandra! As you know I love your blog! :) xx

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  3. I have one of those trays too! Great for messy play aren't they! This looks like lots of fun! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  4. This is a great idea Jenny. My daughter would love this. I need one of these trays! :-D x

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  5. Great idea - I think my boy would love to play in the mud. And that tray is a good idea too, so you contain the mess! Sabrina xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  6. It's often the simple things that keep them entertained for longer! Love that he changed the focus of play himself to trains! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  7. Great idea Jenny, I need to get a tuff spot for home!

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  8. What a fab idea Jenny. Such a simple but fun thing to do! Great that he's in the fresh air too. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  9. That looks fun! I'm sure he loved it. I might try this with Olivia when our summer is back. Hehe ;) xx

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  10. What a great idea! :) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  11. Great idea. I have been weighing up the pros and cons of buying a tuff spot. I really want one, its just the storing of it that we have the issue with. It is so versatile though! :-) #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  12. Fab idea. My girls love digging but sadly it's usually my flowers!!

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  13. Love this idea - thank you so much for sharing - monkey is obsessed with money (not a good thing!!) so this would be right up his street! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday x

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