As promised here is an activity to get everyone out of the house and rosy cheeked! It will provide sensory stimulation as well as some good exercise!
Choose a local park or wood for your hunt, or even a large garden or leafy street or lane.
Supply a treasure hunt list with the following items listed, drawn or both.
A conker, acorn or pine cone
A brightly coloured leaf (not green or brown)
Something that smells!
Something silver or white
A holly leaf
add anything of your own, or something you know you will find locally.
You might want to make a scoring system and award more points for the harder items to find. If your child/ren enjoy being competitive award a small prize.
Otherwise coming home to a mince pie, and a hot berry cordial or tea might be nice. You could use the items you have found to make a collage or sensory bin.
You could also use the leaves to make leaf prints or talk about leaf classification, or deciduous and evergreen plants/trees. Use the feather to talk about birds that migrate/overwinter in this country, and maybe the idea of silver and gold/treasure as a link into the Christmas Story and especially that of the Three Kings or Magi. There are so many lovely connections to make here.