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|FUN|metal detecting tuff spot

A super simple tuff spot that we really enjoyed playing with, I started out by laying lots of little metallic items on the tuff spot. 
Metalic chips (similar from Imagido)
various magnets
paper clips
bull dog clips

I covered these with some hay, you could use shredded paper or sawdust too.

I gave T the magnet wands (again available at Imagido) and he swiped over the top of the hay picking up the different metal objects.
To be honest T didn't find this very stimulating, I think it would suit a younger child who would be happy to find the metal objects with the magnet wand.
It did, however, lead to conversations about buried treasure and digging up artefacts from the past, in fact it has lead to me booking a trip to a local museum which contains roman coins found in our village by a metal detector.


  1. What an amazing idea! My eldest is just beginning to understand magnets and would love this! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. It is a clever idea, I like the use of the hay to cover up your treasure. I could easily adapt this one here on the farm with our younger holiday guests. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. There magnet wands are definitely on my wish list. What a creative use of the Tuff Spot. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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