Dimples loves it, he always asks if he can check my smurf village just so he can mine for Jewels, this was the inspiration for the mining activity I put together for him!
Using a small chisel and hammer, dimples mined for treasure just like mining smurf. Days in advance I prepared his rocks using homemade play dough that had almost had its day. I got a palm full of dough and inserted a lucky stone, a pretend jewel, a marble or a foam shape in the centre and rolled it in so it was completely covered. once I had a dozen I put them on the window sill to dry!
After a few days of full sun, the dough rocks were hard all the way through and ready to be mined.
Miner dimples used his chisel and hammer to chip away at the rocks until he found a jewel. He told me he would mine out a crown for me as this is the highest scoring treasure in the smurf game that we haven't been able to find! Unfortunately for me there were no crowns but he enjoyed mining the hidden jewels and imagining what could be.
Happy Adventures :)