The kids love this! What it is is a large 3×1.5 ft container full of rice with little kid dishes, shovels, shells, and fake jewels. The kids get to use the shovels and mini rakes and search for hidden treasure. Somehow they love and get beg me to get it out. One of the best things about this is that I can put a lid on it and tuck it away somewhere once they are done. They come up with endless things to do with it including using the dishes in it to fill up with rice, just have fun pouring it from one container to another, to finding the hidden jewels and seashells within.
It is pretty simple to make as you can see. All you need a container with a lid, 5 lbs of rice, toy dishes, toy shovels and spoons, and then some “treasure” items. Check it out below!