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Finish the picture

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A creative weather themed game that combines a treasure hunt with a fun “finish-the-picture” drawing element

At OMO, we believe that every stain represents an important experience - mud stains are the stamp of adventure, grass stains are the sign of exploration and fruit stains are the aftermath of discovery. Encourage your kids to get messy with our fun activities for happy, healthy, confident kids. We'll be there to sort out the dirty clothes afterwards.

Finish the picture

A creative weather themed game that combines a treasure hunt with a fun “finish-the-picture” drawing element. It will develop visual skills and memory.

What you’ll need:

What you will need list

What to do:

Cut scrap card into squares. On each square, draw half of a weather symbol (e.g., half a sun or half a raindrop). Bury the squares in a sandpit or in a container filled with sand. To do the activity, first ask your child to hunt for the buried symbols. As they dig up each symbol, ask them to name what the symbol is. When they have found all the buried symbols, they can use marker pens to draw in the other half of each symbol.

Alternative Materials:

Alternative materials list

Change it up:

Make it easy: Draw the whole symbol on each square of card and just have your child colour in or decorate the symbols they have found.

Make it a challenge: Add symbols that your child might not be familiar with, like hail or snowflake.

Play with friends: Children can work in pairs or small groups to dig up and complete the symbols and compete to see which group completes all the drawings first.

Indoor play: Use a container filled with sand or rice to hide the pictures in for an indoor version of this activity.

Developmental areas:

  • Understanding where you are

  • Concentrating on what you look at

  • Memory

  • Knowing what you see

  • Remembering details in things

Values:

Teamwork; sharing; consideration.