August 19, 2010

A Mission for the Littlest Agents

Not wanting to leave the two year old out of the secret agent fun, I devised a little mission for her this afternoon. I snapped pictures of different places around the house and then imported them into Word. After printing out the pictures, I glued them onto index cards and labeled them with a number. Then I hid the cards around the house.

Agent A's first card was a picture of the "step stoo" in the bathroom. I asked her to show me, and she proudly marched to the bathroom, where she found card #2.

This card had a picture of the green bin in the toy shelf. Again, I asked her to show me where in the house we could find the green bin. Of course when she opened it up, there was another card.

This little hunt continued all over the house until at last she found the final clue.

Tucked inside the bouquet my husband brought home last night (Happy 9th Anniversary, babe!) was a picture of this beautiful little girl:

And it's this dear friend of E and A that we're going to visit for dinner tonight! Both my little secret agents were thrilled with the surprise and continued to hide - and find - the cards the rest of the afternoon.

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum (Picture Puffins)So it's not a secret agent book (I told you I was having a hard time finding spy picture books), but it is an I-Spy and a classic. "Each peach pear plum, I spy Tom Thumb." And so will your child as they flip through each page of this simple and engaging I-Spy book. Hidden in each nursery-rhyme-themed picture is a character from another nursery rhyme. The book hops from one nursery rhyme to another until the last page where all the characters converge for a picnic of plum pie.

The lines on each page are short enough to engage older babies and are also perfect for beginning readers. This was one of the first books E ever read aloud to me! We own my husband's childhood copy, but its falling apart from constant use so we'll probably have to get one of our own soon.

I'm linking up to:
- Feed Me Books Friday @ Little Sprout Books
- ABC & 123's Show & Tell


  1. So sweet- great way to modify for the little one!

  2. Oooh! I love the new layout for the blog - very nice. And I love these secret agent activities! They are so fun.

  3. I, too, like your blog's new look! We have played this treasure hunt game with each of my kids when they were pre-readers. All kids seem to love it. I love the surprise you had at the end!
    All of my kids have loved "Each Peach, Pear,Plum," too! So much so we all have it memorized!

  4. B loves treasure hunts! I love how your final clue tied in to a special activity! Hope you'll come link up your activity (and review) at Feed Me Books Friday! Little Sprout Books: Big Fun, Little Guy

  5. Totally going to have to look for this book.

    My kids love treasure hunts too. I need to do another one for them.

  6. What a cute idea, and I love that book.

  7. I love this idea, and thanks for commenting on my "Afterschooling" post today. I have to try this kind of a hunt at home too - it sounds like so much fun. I'll see if I can find this book in the library.

  8. What a great idea and such an adorable little agent!

  9. My daughter is almost 5 but I know she's not too old to get a kick out of this! Thanks for the idea.

  10. It's great that you included everyone in the fun! We have that book too, it's actually a mini sized version so it's extra fun. Because for some reason smaller versions are always more fun.


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