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.
Tiptoe Treasure Hunt
This balancing activity strengthens the whole body.
What you’ll need:
What to do:
Set up a “follow the line” treasure hunt for your child. Use coloured wool to make lines that they will follow to reach the treasure. Lay down one colour of wool to start with, and then use two or more other colours so that they form different lines that sometimes cross each other. Use small stones to weight the wool down in some spots so that it stays in place. Put a tasty snack or treat at the end of one of the lines.
Bring your child to the start of the first woollen line. Explain that they need to walk on tiptoe along the lines and try to find their way to the treasure. They can decide if they want to turn on to another colour of wool where it crosses their line or to stay on the colour they’re on. They must stay on tiptoe to walk, but they can stop if they need a short rest.
Encourage your child to follow the lines all the way through until they find the ending and get their treasure.
You can make this activity as simple or as challenging as you like.
Change it up:
Make it easy: Make the lines short and keep the treasure in sight to help your child work it out.
Make it a challenge: Make the lines as long as you can in the space you have and try to go around corners or plants so that your child can’t see the treasure until they’ve gone some way along the lines.
Play with friends: Two or more friends can compete to see who can find their way to the treasure first.
Indoor play: You can play this game in any indoor area using wool or ribbon to create the lines so that you can go around corners and into different rooms. In a hall or garage, you could use chalk or masking tape to mark off the lines.
Gross motor skills