A family-friendly game exists that involves puzzle solving, treasure seeking, and a discovery of your community? Sounds too good to be true, but Geocaching is a great activity to get kids out of the house and exploring their familiar world in a new exciting way.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices (any smart-phone) to lead you to hidden containers holding a number of items to be discovered or traded. These hidden containers are called “caches”.
In a cache description there could be fun personal stories that go along with a location or a nearby recommended restaurant for post-hunt hunger. So not only do you get to have an exciting treasure hunt, but the discovery of new places to frequent with your family.
Caches are clearly labeled by their level of difficulty. So you can ease your kids into the game by trying out a simple cache with a great review from its previous finders. And if you’re up for a challenge, go out with friends this weekend to tackle more difficult ones!
For Geocaching with kids in tow I’d recommend checking out the Family Geocaching website. This family has been Geocaching together for years and have great tips for parents who want their little explorers to have the best experience possible.
All it takes is a free app download if you want to try out the Geocaches in your immediate area. You might be surprised to find out what treasures have been hiding around you!
WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER: LESLIE WISHNEVSKI