toucanBox http://www.toucanbox.com/ is a monthly box of creative and fun hands-on activities for children aged 3 to 8 years old, delivered right to your door. toucanBox helps parents and children spend quality time together, creating and playing in an educational way that’s fun too.
Every month a box is delivered straight to your door with all the ideas, instructions, materials and tools to create fun projects. With themes ranging from bugs to outer space, colours, superheroes, or weather, each box is designed to stimulate children’s creativity and curiosity and encourage key development skills such as concentration, numeracy, fine and gross motor skills, and problem solving.
toucanBox is bringing dads the opportunity to spend some quality time making things with their kids. We’ve included an activity to inspire all the Super Dads out there to get creative with playtime. So be an explorer and hunt for the hidden treasure…
We’re going on a treasure hunt! Dads do you have a compass? If not, don’t worry there is an app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/free-hd-compass/id378697811?mt=8 for that.
What to do:
- Make paper labels for the four directions (N, S, E, and W)
- Using your compass, find your way outside and work with your little one to identify the four directions
- Stick labels on trees, benches or fences for the right direction
- Hide some treasure and give your little’un directions to find it (e.g. walk two steps North, walk ten steps East)
One lucky reader can win a toucanBox three-month subscription which retails at £19.95 per month. To be in a chance of winning, email your name, address and daytime telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is Thursday 13th June 2013.
Posted by Amy Moylan