|A bamboo treasure map - perfect for imagination play|
|multi-colored bamboo placemats make great treasure maps!|
Be sure to be extra quiet when you tippy toe past whatever is sleeping in the large cave (my girls like to change what's sleeping in there, is is a bear? A dragon? A giant?) and pass the turtle farm...
And when you reach the mermaid lagoon you know the treasure is close by!
Each map was different. My littlest wanted a map to grandma's house
My middle child wanted a volcano, a pirate ship, a dolphin cove, and a picture of the treasure chest. She also wanted to gussy this one up with her own colors, which is why it is extra colorful.
The great things about these placemat treasure maps is that it would work for BOTH boys and girls. You can draw random fun things like us, or have it actually lead to some kind of "real" treasure, like at a birthday party. They are sturdy enough that you can roll and unroll them many times, stuff them in backpacks, and the girls just love them. I just heard my middle child say, "let's go to the volcano next, but look out for hot lava" to her little sister. You can really let your imagination soar with these maps. They have literally kept my girls busy for large chunks of the afternoon. By the way, since the Target clearance/$1 section does not always have the same stuff each season, you could also look for cheap placemats at party stores in the luau section, or even the dollar tree has "straw" placemats for $1 each. Good luck and happy treasure hunting!
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