In the town we live in, they have something called Brag Tags. The city provides 101 different activities and when you complete them, you go to the local business assigned to that activity and get a tag to put on a lanyard. Then each week you turn in your tags for a chance to win a prize.
They have lots of great ideas for kids of all ages. Some of the activities are a little too advanced for my kids, but there’s still plenty for us to do. So I wanted to share some of the activities we do with you!
A few weeks ago we went geocaching. What’s geocaching you might ask? According to geocaching.com, “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”
When you go geocaching on your own, you can take the hidden treasure, but then you must replace it with something else so the next person who finds it can get a treasure too. Our city sponsored this, so they said we could just take the prizes and they would restock it for us.
So we borrowed the GPS device we needed, found the coordinates, and ended up at this awesome old farm with a historic home, outhouse, and apple trees. The geocache was hidden in the old outhouse. We signed our kids’ names on the log and each child got to take a fun prize. They had pencils, whistles, and lots of little knick knacks that the kids got to take. They loved it! And the area was beautiful!
It took us moms a little while to figure out the GPS, but it was a fun adventure! And the kids didn’t mind. If you want to go geocaching with your kids, just sign up for a free membership at www.geocaching.com and find coordinates near you!
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