We at Little Pnuts know, that receiving a Special Delivery of beautiful new toys is an amazing thing, but sometimes, the box they came in—well, that’s even more AMAZING. Why not jumpstart your Little Pnuts imagination by helping them to create something wonderful from the Special Delivery boxes they receive each quarter from Little Pnuts?

Being in a world of boxes means being in a world that lights up a rather dull day. It’s not just a plain old box, it’s a rocket ship, a race car, a house, a gas station, a castle, even a baby dolls bed. It’s a place where ideas take place, a vision, an inspiration, and then… the creativity takes over. Your Little Pnuts world broadens and expands with that one brown box. His playtime becomes more focused, patience grows, and a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment is always the end result. For the parent this means hours upon hours of peaceful engaged quiet time, which at times, erupts into giggles and squeals of glee. Now what parent isn’t begging for just a little bit of this quality time in their normally hectic and rushed day?

We love that we can provide your Little Pnuts years of “imagine.create.play“, but we’re even more thrilled that we can provide, in a simple brown box, endless hours of entertainment that comes from an idea sparked within their little brilliant minds.

It’s not just a box….It’s a beautiful and fun new world to be discovered!

For more ideas on what your Little Pnuts can do with their Special Delivery boxes follow us on Pinterest.

 

 

 

A fun indoor or outdoor activity for Little Pnuts of all ages.  This is a game that  allows you to be a pirate and a detective all at the same time. Your Little Pnuts will have a blast “scavenging” for the treasures you’ve hidden to and fro! 

 
 
 
 
 

*We recommend that the teams have Preschoolers who are learning to read for this variation of the game.

 

What You Will Need:

  • Small, Silly, Fun Items that you can hide in various locations either in the house, outdoors, or even both.
  • Pre-made lists with all the items to be found. This will be handed out to each team to gather. To help with new readers include a picture next to each word to help with word association and to ensure they will be able to find the items they are looking for.
  • A timer depending on the age of your teams set the timer to what you feel is an appropriate amount of time to find the items on the lists.
  • Prizes 2 types, some for the winning team and some for the losing team. Make sure there are enough for everyone.

 

How to Play:

Hide all the items in locations where each team will search to find them. Place the same number of items as there are teams in each location. When a team finds an item, they are only permitted to take one item.

Set a timer for the amount of time in which each team must find all of the items listed on their list.

On your marks, get set…GO!

Each team is off to find the items as listed on their sheets. Send them off in different directions so that they are all looking in a variety of locations. Remind them to keep each location where they found an item a secret, making it difficult for the other teams to find out where they might have found the items on the list.

 

End of Game:

The first team to find all the items on the list within the allotted timeframe wins.

 

Developmental Milestones:

This activities focuses on the following Developmental Milestones for your Little Pnuts:

Gross Motor Skill Development, Coordination, Reading Skills, Word Association, Focus & Concentration, Logical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Understanding of Winning & Losing, Competition, and Social Interaction.

 

—Based on a game found in the book. “You’re It!”, by Katie Hewitt
 

 

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