What You Need:
“Pot of Gold”
Gold Coins (or pennies)
Pour sand into the “pot of gold” and hide the coins.
Let the kids dig for the gold with their hands.
I began to realize this was going to be a very messy activity when TY started dumping sand on the table. Sigh. Luckily it was easy to clean up.
TY and JR used this opportunity to count money without my prompting.
The activity quickly morphed into sensory play.
TY got out his cars and started making a race track on the table. This kept him busy for almost a straight hour.