A Treasure Map Color Hunt? Yes, Please!
When it comes to your preschooler writing, there is much more you can do than write letters. – This treasure map color hunt is a great start.
The more you help your child grasp a marker, pencil, crayon, etc., the stronger their hands get for school-age when things become a little (correction: a lot) more demanding.
Let’s first spend a lot of time strengthening these little hands. I have 50 fine motor activities to get us going.
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Treasure maps are where it’s at.
For one, they look fantastic. Kids are instantly hooked. – no pun intended.
Second, the journey will allow your child to hold a marker as they follow two-step directions. This may sound simple, but it is an essential skill for children to practice.
How many of your children can follow two-step directions with ease? I know mine can use some work, and this treasure map, Breakfast Invitation, is the perfect place to begin.
We also have a lot of fun with colors. Here are 35 color activities for kids!
Kids need to move. Kids need to touch.
Let’s take the same amount of time to press print for a worksheet to create hands-on ways for our children to spark creativity.
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Treasure map supplies:
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Setting up this treasure map is simple
To begin, I had a little help.
Google treasure map for kids or screenshot one of our images to help you draw out your treasure map. This way, you will have a visual to use as a guide.
- Draw your dotted path.
- Add dot stickers in between.
- Add some treasure map “extras” such as a large X, mountains, skull, etc.
- Draw a treasure box at the end and some fun dot stickers.
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Now, let’s play!
Follow the dotted line with your marker to a colored circle.
When you reach the circle, put your marker down and find an object the same color.
Return the object and place it on the treasure map.
Continue tracing the dotted line until you reach the next colored circle.
When you reach the treasure chest, you’re done! You can now find an object that has multiple colors.
Behind the scenes, children are
- Strengthening small hand muscles
- Classifying by color
- Following two-step directions
- Writing using hand-eye coordination