What can I put in my Treasure Basket?
Here are some more ideas to get you started:
Objects that rattle. Choose varying shapes and materials that produce different sounds. These offer instant reward for effort and their entertainment value for a child is immense.
Objects that fit inside one another, such as boxes and pegs or graded measuring spoons. These help children to discover ideas about size, shape and combining objects
Building articles, which fit together and take apart, such as wooden blocks, zipped leather purse, a box with a lid. These may encourage your child to combine objects and to notice smaller details and encourage finer manipulative skills.
Pumice stone A lemon Natural loofah
Little basket Wooden nail brush Paint brush
Bunch of keys Bunch of bells small egg whisk
Leather, rubber, textiles
Bath plug and chain Ribbon and lace
Points to consider - safety
Choose a basket that is strong and durable without jagged edges.
Objects should be washable, disposable and replaceable, for example pieces of fabric.
Each object should be clean and safe. Always check the basket regularly.
Be watchful of painted or varnished items. Check they are non-toxic and if in any doubt do not include them.
various fabrics - satin, lace, chamois leather. powder puff
nylon pan scourer
chain - various lengths and thickness wooden foot massager
wooden egg cup
empty boxes- various sizes wooden and metal curtain rings glasses case
leather bag and purse
avocado pear stone Egg cup spoon
velvet hair bands and scrunchies orange