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Treasure Map: piece n. 4

Could it be an island? Download and print the Fourth piece of the Treasure Map!
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Did you miss some pieces? Click here!

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Indoor Games: Point the Hole

It’s time for another indoor activity to play with your children! It’s a simple but funny game in which you can choose to play as the animator or let one of your kids to manage the activity.

Point the hole can be played everywhere in an unlimited number of participants, but remember: the more players take part of the game, the more the game lasts. Read instruction and tips below from one of the handbooks Riccardo Francaviglia has illustrated.

So, challenge your children’s dexterity and have fun with this new kids activity by The Treehouse App!

Point the Hole

Educational aim: dexterity and listening attitude

Target: form 8 to 16

Number of participants: unspecified

Materials: none

Duration: you can choose the duration

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Treasure Map: piece n. 3

I can see it! It’s a ship! A Pirates Ship! Add the Third piece of the Treasure Map to keep following this adventure.
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Treasure Map: Piece n. 2

Here’s the Second Piece of the Treasure Map! Now, you can start to assemble it.
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Treasure Map: piece n. 1

Well done! Here’s the First piece of Treasure Map. Keep following us for the other pieces.

The adventure has just begun!
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Handmade Toys: The Rag Doll

Willing or not, Christmas is coming. As always, you’re probably starting to look for Christmas gifts.
If you’re addicted to DIY, here you can find two cutes ideas on how to make a rug doll and its box.
Why should you make a box for your doll? Because it could be a customized and amazing gift wrap or a Box Gift Set, where you can put additional dresses and accessories, as Maggy suggests with her original idea!

Here’s the tutorial in 3 simple steps.The Rag Doll

Difficulty: 4/5

MATERIALS:

white or pink fabric
colored fabrics
cotton wool
ribbons and buttons
cotton thread
acrylic colors and brushes
woolen yarn

TOOLS:

needle
sewing machine
scissors

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Indoor Games: Reversed Hide-and-Seek (Sardines)

We know that it’s not always simple to play with our little ones because of lack of time or ideas. For this reason, it could be very useful to read Diana Smith’s guide on Uplifting Families. She remarks that experts give a lot of importance to a quality playtime because it creates and reinforces trust and honesty between a parent and a child.

We found this guide very interesting because you’ll be aware of which mistakes parents often do and how to manage your time and plan playtime. From now on, it could be very easy to have fun with your children, without getting bored or boring your kids.

Just remember:

  • Set aside a playdate withyour child to play
  • Don’t allow your kid to be the boss of the game
  • Don’t even let your child be a passive observer

In our Treehouse you can find different kinds of indoor activities that you can enjoy with your children. However, this proposal can be planned even outdoor, in your garden or at the park.

So, today, let’s play the Reversed Hide-and-Seek or Sardines! Read the instructions below from one of the handbooks Riccardo Francaviglia has illustrated. You can choose to be the animator or even let your kids decide alone who will start the game, by a roll of the dice, for example.

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Handmade Toys: The Magic Propeller

Are your kids interested in magic? Probably they’re tired of the classical trick with the coin. So, let’s teach them how to make a propeller whirl and change its rotation by simply saying a magic word.
This could be a great chance to show how circular vibrations work and organize a magic show.The Magic Propeller

Difficulty: 2/5

MATERIALS:

a wooden stick 3x2cm and 20cm long
two flat balsa laths 2mm thick and 3cm long

TOOLS:

drill
hammer
2 small nails
sandpaper
saw

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Handmade Toys: The Penguin

Who loves penguins? Let’s build a new DIY toy following these few simple steps!the prenguin

Difficulty: 3/5

MATERIALS:

1 plywood sheet 3cm thick
a wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm and 1m long
a wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm and 10cm long
a bike inner tube

TOOLS:

Alternating saw
Hole saw
Saw
Hammer
Nails
Sandpaper
Acrylic colours and brushes

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Indoor Games: Catch the Legume

Time for another indoor activity for the entire family!

Call some friends or organize a birthday party with some original activities for your children, such as The Sultan and Catch the Legume! Now, you can play with your kids in the role of the animator and enjoy a rainy and cold day at home or a small party with your children.

From one of Riccardo and Margherita‘s books, we propose here the instructions for this funny and unusual activity in which everyone could be involved.

Catch the Legume

While your kids will have fun trying to accomplish the aim of the game, they will also learn:

  • rules respect
  • how to manage their cognitive and physical abilities and physical contact
  • how to be part of a group in a collaborative way

(For the educational value of outdoor and indoor games, click here)

So, enjoy this new indoor activity of our Treehouse and let us know if you like it!

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