Celebrating St Patrick's Day - Gold Hunt

Here's a quick sensory play idea for St Patrick's Day.

I set this up for Minnie to discover first thing the other morning.

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! 


  1. II love it! We did a treasure dig too, but it was nothing like this. I love the sieve, and will definitely add one to our treasure explorations next time!

  2. What a fun idea! I bet your little one had a ball. Thanks for linking up with the Kids Co-Op!

  3. What fun activities! So much fun for little fingers =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week & I'll see you Friday =-)