Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Lucky Number Hunt

This time of year is my kiddos favorite. The idea that there is a tiny, little leprechaun scurrying around hiding gold and treasure is simply mesmerizing. All day at school it is a flurry of gold, rainbows, and tiny leprechaun footprints. One "easy breezy" activity that I love to do each year is a golden numbered treasure hunt. The kiddos love it and they learn a few things in the process! All you need are those glass pebbles that go in a fish tank. They come in a small net bag usually. I found mine in the craft section at dollar tree. In order for this activity to work, you need 100 of those stones. Three bags had more than enough.

I used Krylon metallic gold spray paint and spray painted all the stones. The easiest way to do this is to set all the stones in a box and spray and shake until all the stones are golden. After the stones have dried overnight, I used a fine tip sharpie and wrote the numbers 1-100 on the stones.  And that's it. That is all you have to do.

I put the "gold" in a big black pot (which I told the kids that the leprechaun left on my front porch in the morning) and give them each a number hunt recording sheet. The kids get to pick a piece of gold, read the number, and find it on their sheet and color it. Simple as that!
If you want the number hunt recording sheet click here

I will be back at the end of the week with a full kindergarten leprechaun wrap up. See you soon!

Xo,
B