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.

Cheap Summer Fun: 10 Alternative Uses for Your Plastic Kiddie Pool

The old traditional method of finding gold - panning for it in streams and rivers.  http://findinggold.org

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.

Where to look in the steam bed for Gold.

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

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

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.

Cutest idea for little kids "cowgirl" party--and by far the most inspiring blog ive ever read.

cowboy birthday: panning for "gold".wanted to do "cowboy" party for Papa's didn't want it.

Panning for Gold - The kiddie pool is an easy idea for the basin.

Western Party Games - hunting for "gold nuggets"! Great idea for a " Western Theme or Gold Rush Theme" birthday party. - instead of using rocks painted gold buy gold coins or ferrero rocher chocolates

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

7 Places Where You Can Still Pan for Gold

7 Places Where You Can Still Pan for Gold

For centuries Americans have taken to rivers and streams in search of the ultimate riches. At many historic claims, you still can.

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