Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Fun!

     Over the next few days I'll share links and activities for some great summertime fun with your children. Much of it will be geared toward the younger set, but I'll try to include things older children might like as well. (For instance, my teenagers are all about video games...until I mention anything about letterboxing!) I'm also going to try to keep it as budget-friendly as possible. My own household is a single-income one, so I fully understand how difficult it can be to get out and do things with the family.  Here's wising you all happy summer days!



http://www.littlepassports.com/
There is a monthly fee for this, starting at $10.95 a month for a 12 month plan. Your child receives:
World Edition: Here's what you get!
Recommended age: 5-10 years old
Explorer Kit for Month 1
  • A fun travel suitcase with a letter from our globetrotting characters Sam and Sofia
  • World wall map
  • Travel passport
  • Fun stickers, an activity sheet, and access to online games and activities
Country adventure kits for future months
Sam and Sofia visit a new country every month and send your child:
  • An adventure letter
  • Fun souvenirs
  • Stickers for your child's suitcase, passport, and map
  • Photos from that country's sites
  • Online games and activities in our Boarding Zone


     We're looking at this for our own little guy. There is also a US edition, recommended for ages 7 to 12.


LETTERBOXING NORTH AMERICA
LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels. Click on the menu or desktop items above to explore this fast-growing hobby.

     This entertaining hobby can cost as little as your time, and the amount you need to purchase an ink pad. Buy or make a stamp, grab a small notebook and a pen, and you're off! Look up clues to various letterboxes on the letterboxing website and let the treasure hunt begin. Unlike geocaching, all you leave and take with letterboxing is your stamp in the hidden box, and the stamp you find in your notebook.

     If you want to plant your own letterbox, you'll need a few more items: a second notebook, stamp pad, stamp, a pen, and a waterproof bag or box to place your things in. Depending on where you place it, you may also need to ask permission. My children and I have only placed one so far...look for our clues under The Pickety Witch on the letterboxing website! :)

     More to follow soon!

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