To hide our 'gold' I added some green coloured sand (from Poundland) to Minnie's sand tray. For the gold I used some glass beads that we picked up from a jumble sale.
I added a sieve, & told Minnie that a cheeky little leprechaun had hidden gold for her to discover.
She grabbed her sieve & started searching for the treasure. She loved exploring the textures, running the sand through her fingers & rubbing the smooth glass beads in her hands, & of course hiding the gold again & again!
I added a smaller sieve, & a little later Minnie added a few extras to help dig out that elusive gold.
If you have no glass beads how about adding gold nuggets (pasta shapes) or some gold coins (buttons).
Wishing you a happy St Patty's Day!