We have a big glass pot that we put treasure in. We put anything in it that we name treasure found at home, at the park, on the beach or anywhere else. At the moment it contains among other things: shells, stones, feathers, random bits of plastic, sticks, coins and a nectarine stone!
We've been doing this for a few months...it's a big pot so it will take a while to fill and we sometimes forget about it! We don't pretend these things are treasure, they are treasure because we decide that they are valuable. There are so many beautiful and fascinating things around us all the time and keeping that in mind makes me very happy. I suppose that's what I hope the boys may take away from this; there are some lovely things in the shops, but there are equally brilliant things just laying on the floor, waiting to be noticed.