looking for family fun with a little adventure thrown in?
This is a fun “treasure hunt” outdoor activity…
Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in public places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online. (we use http://www.atlasquest.com) According to http://www.letterboxing.org there are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone.
Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, a rubber stamp (often hand-carved) and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook .
my girls LOVE this activity. The start up cost is practically nothing and with a little planning can be added on to other outings. Today we went in search of a letterbox on our way to a softball game. We have not been letterboxing long so at this point we use a store bought stamp (from the craft store clearance bin).
once you get the hang of finding boxes you could even try your hand at hiding one.
here we are searching for the box
forgot our inkpad (oops) so using a pen to color the stamp
stamping our log book