Treasure Map Color Seek and Find Action Adventure

Treasure Map Color Seek and Find Action Adventure

Inside: Treasure map idea for kids. Get your preschooler writing and moving with this color seek and find for your next Breakfast Invitation.

When it comes to your preschooler writing, there is much more you can do than writing letters.

In fact, if you have a preschooler that needs breaks and movements, this Breakfast Invitation is the one for you.

Bottom line, the more you help your child grasp a marker, pencil, crayon, etc, the stronger their hands get for school age when things become a little (correction: a lot) more demanding.

Do not rush to letters until they have drawn lines, and spent time cutting.

RELATED: Curious how to get started with Breakfast Invitations? You can learn more in our ebook that will help promote more play, and organization to your day.

treasuremap1.jpg

Treasure maps are where it’s at.

For one, they just look cool. Kids are instantly hooked. - no pun intended.

Second, the journey will allow your child to hold a marker as they follow two step directions. This may sound simple, but it is actually an important skill for children to practice.

How many of your children can follow two-step directions with ease? I know mine can use some work, and this treasure map Breakfast Invitation is the perfect place to begin.

RELATED: Life skills are an important part of Kindergarten Readiness. Read what Busy Toddler has to say about Kindergarten Readiness here.

treasure map ideas for kids

Kids need to move. Kids need to touch.

I believe worksheets became so common because they are simple to produce. We live in a world that makes worksheets super convenient. Headed to Costco? workbooks. Need ideas at home? printables. And who can blame us? The text is cute and there are fun illustrations added to lure us in.

Only one thing that is missing. One thing that is actually very important.

What is missing is hands-on learning and play!

Let’s take the same amount of time it takes to press print, to create hands-on ways for our children to spark creativity and actually remember what and why they just did what they were asked to do.

RELATED: Here are 25+ ways to improve pencil grip other than holding a pencil.

treasure map ideas for kids

Treasure map supplies:

Days with Grey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Read more about these links in my disclosure policy.

RELATED: Have a collection of art supplies? You may want to view our art cart here.

treasure map ideas for kids

Setup is simple!

Days with Grey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Read more about these links in my disclosure policy.

To begin, I had a little help.

First, Google treasure map for kids or screen shot one of our images to help you draw out your treasure map. This way, you will have a visual to use as a guide.

  1. Draw your dotted path.

  2. Add dot stickers in between.

  3. Add some treasure map “extras” such as a large X, mountains, skull, etc.

  4. Draw a treasure box at the end along with some fun dot stickers. Here, we used these smile stickers.

RELATED: Read more about the stages of writing here.

treasure map ideas for kids

Now, let’s play!

  • Follow the dotted line with your marker to a colored circle.

  • When you reach the circle, put your marker down and go find an object the same color.

  • Return the object and place it on the treasure map.

  • Continue tracing the dotted line until you reach the next colored circle.

  • When you reach the treasure chest, you’re done! You can now go find an object that has multiple colors.

Behind the scenes children are:

  • Strengthening small hand muscles

  • Classifying by color.

  • Following two step directions.

  • Writing using hand eye coordination

It’s time to try this treasure map color seek and find!

treasure map ideas for kids

SHOP RELATED PRODUCTS:

Elmer the Elephant Activity for Kids

Elmer the Elephant Activity for Kids

A Letter to My Son's Preschool Teacher

A Letter to My Son's Preschool Teacher