Treasure Baskets


Treasure baskets are one of my favourite activities for babies but actually in my experience of working with young children, you can create treasure baskets for children of all ages!

Treasure basket ideas list resources babies

A treasure basket is a collection of items that sparks interest and curiosity in children, so yep that could be children from babies to big kids!

Treasure baskets hold a special place in my heart. It was the catalyst that made me reignite my love for play and a huge part in me starting playHOORAY! I was an exhausted first time mum and looking for something for my just beginning to sit independently six month old baby. Recalling my days of working with young children I decided to set up a treasure basket. Grabbing a few (safe!) items from around the kitchen, I popped them in a shallow basket and sat back as my baby touched, tasted and explored the basket independently.

This is the photo of that very moment...

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