Panning for GOLD! spray paint rocks gold poke holes in a pie plate fill a kiddie pool with dirty water and "gold" and let kids pan for gold.

panning for "gold" -- spray paint rocks gold poke holes in a pie plate, fill a kiddie pool with dirty water and "gold" & let kids pan for gold.

We could split the kids into three groups. One group can pan for little gems, another group can make their cowboy hats, and the third group can do the cow roping game. Then can switch. We can meet back up to have a cowboy snack and some dances. Oh we can start off with the western theme books like the Runaway Tortilla and She's Coming Around the Mountain.

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Frontier/Wild West: Cowboy Party Games & Presents!-Nugget Fever (panning for gold). From: Restless Risa, please visit

Gold Panning - Strike it Rich Like A True Prospector | Homesteading Ideas and Tips by Pioneer Settler at

Gold Panning

Where to look in the steam bed for Gold.

Where to Find and What to Look for When Gold Prospecting and Panning

Here's how to pan for gold in Iowa | Iowa Outdoors Magazine

“Most people don’t think of there being gold in Iowa, but there’s some in every county,” Dan Weber says, putting on sturdy shoes and some bug spray.

Panning for Gold - Kids collect rocks and paint them hide them in sand and use sifters to "pan for gold"

Panning for Gold Activity

Panning for Gold - collect & paint rocks & hide them in sand. use sifters to 'pan for gold' - from Mess for Less (",) sensory table

The old traditional method of finding gold - panning for it in streams and rivers.

This picture i showing how people used to Pan gold at Gold rush time in the river before.They used a bowl to wash in the river or stream what they got from digging to get gold.

Panning for gold in Alaska. Yes, you can still find it!

The rivers of time may have swept gold rush memories into the annals of history, but not much has changed along Libby Creek in northwestern Montana.

Wild West Party - Gold Panning Table

This year's of July party had a "Wild West" theme. Here are the highlights: (Stinky Pete's Gold Panning Table - My hubby drew, painted & cut out the huge "Stinky Pete") (I spray painted rocks gold, silver & copper.

This picture shows prospectors washing and panning for gold in Rockerville, Dakota Territory. It was taken in 1889 by John C. H Grabill, photographer

Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, Dakota Territory. Old timers, Spriggs, Lamb and Dillon at work. It was made in 1889