My Grandsons, now 10 and 12, have always loved Treasure Hunts and Treasure Chests!
So for Christmas a few years back, I made them each a Memory Treasure Box. Every single charm, scrap of paper, toy, figurine, button, patch, and trinket symbolized something we had all done together or something special about each of them. Even the Popsicle sticks and gum wrappers were theirs. (Wow, that sounds a bit creepy now as I write it, but at the time, since they are generally not allowed any sugar treats, these bits represented special occasions.)
I strung the extra charms on chains that they could wear or hang up.
In each box I put a tiny notepad, with a tiny pencil, and a Treasure Map type instructions.
“Write down in your tiny tablet, everything in and on your box that you know the meaning of, to earn points toward the next Big Adventure.”
(I’m thinking I’m so cagey, you know, giving them spelling and handwriting practice, right?) Of course, they saw right through that and wanted to “tell” me each thing.
I relented because really, is there anything more special than holding your grandchild in your lap while you reminisce about your lives together?
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These are all so fun to look at and read about!! That was one of my favorite rock paintings!
Thanks Sis. How is the “Rock” painted these days?
What a lovely idea x
Thanks so much!!
I have a box full of cigar boxes. Looks like a great project.
That’s great and you can really decorate any way you want to, for any occasion!!
Such lovely gifts, and I hope the grandkids enjoyed them. Very creative of you to use every little thing at your disposal to make the Treasure Chests. I see a couple of monkeys – they are so cute and so life-like. They are my favourite animal 😀
Thanks. The boys and I love monkeys also. I had so much fun making these, gathering tokens for over a year!
They are beautiful and indeed are Treasures.