Indoor Treasure Hunt & Pirate Play

Rosie and Jewel love dressing up and playing pretend.  It is such a fun stage!  One of their favorite roles is that of a pirate.  In the Summer we had a lot of fun having outdoor treasure hunts.  I wanted to recreate that fun indoors.  This easy to set up activity made for a great boredom buster on a long, cold day.

Indoor Treasure Hunt
Set up an indoor treasure hunt and fight that boredom!  This easy to set up activity was lots of fun and made for a great activityr on a long, cold day.
& Pirate PLAY

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Set up for this activity was really simple.  It always makes me smile when something so easy is such a big hit!  

Indoor Treasure Hunt Materials (affiliate links provided) 
Instructions
Line the bottom of a sensory bin or large storage container with treasures.  Then top the treasures with gravel.  Add more treasures to the top and place a boat inside if desired.  The boat is not necessary, but it really added to the pirate play theme.

Set up an indoor treasure hunt and fight that boredom!


The only other thing I did was set out Rosie and Jewel's pirate costumes and treasure chests.  When Rosie and Jewel saw this set up they were so excited to jump in and play!

Set up a treasure hunt sensory bin and let the littles spend the morning pretending to be pirates- SO FUN!

If your little one doesn't have a pirate costume and you would like to get them one you can find them online here.  These Melissa & Doug costumes are very well made and have endured lots of play, making them a great investment if your kids are in the dress up stage.

Rosie and Jewel played and played, finding all the treasures and then burying them over & over again!

Indoor treasure hunt in a sensory bin- easy to set up and tons of fun!

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Set up a treasure hunt sensory bin and let the littles spend the morning pretending to be pirates- SO FUN!

Set up a treasure hunt sensory bin and let the littles spend the morning pretending to be pirates- SO FUN!
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Set up a treasure hunt sensory bin and let the littles spend the morning pretending to be pirates- SO FUN!

The wooden treasure chest pictured above can be found here.  It comes with a bag full of treasures, a pirate flag, and even has a hidden storage area.  Rosie and Jewel loved the first one we bought so much that we had to get another one so they would stop fighting over it.

This activity kept Rosie and Jewel engaged for a very long time.  They were captivated and loved spending the morning pretending to be pirates.

Set up a treasure hunt sensory bin and let the littles spend the morning pretending to be pirates- SO FUN!

I have a few more fun pirate playtimes that I am very excited to set up for the girls.  Be sure to connect with us on Pinterest and Facebook so you don't miss them!

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