Tuesday, September 17, 2013

a bag of red treasures

Have I mentioned lately how much we love treasure baskets?

Now that Elise is a little older, treasure baskets have taken on a new purpose.  In addition to providing sensory experiences, they are also a great way to introduce vocabulary.

Today, Elise explored a bag of red treasures...

I introduced this activity to Elise by showing her the bag of objects and saying,

Elise, this is the red bag.
Everything in this bag is the color red. 

As we took each object out of the bag, I named it:

This is a red feather!
These are red shoes!
This is a red block!
After looking through all the treasures in the bag, we went on a search around the house for other red items. 

Although Elise only says a couple of words, her understanding of language never ceases to amaze me!


  1. What a great Idea! Thank you for sharing! :)
    So long, Anna

  2. This is lovely. I love treasure baskets!

    1. Me too! They're so easy/fun to put together, and little ones get so much out of them.


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