Thursday, April 29, 2010

Letterboxing

I have posted about how Dawson loves to explore. And he loves hands-on experiences. For him, a trip to the art museum is magical, especially if they have a scavenger hunt attached to it.

Today I read about Letterboxing from a fellow blogger, BJ Mama at For What It's Worth ... Or Not.

You can go here to read about her 10 "Why Not" reasons you've got to try Letterboxing.

I have never heard of this, have you?

It sounds so cool!

You buy a journal, purchase or create your own rubber stamp, buy a stamp pad and a compass, visit some websites to obtain clues and head out on a treasure hunt. People (lots and lots and lots of people) have written clues for you to follow to find a treasure. At that treasure location you will find a rubber stamp and a log. Many of these stamps are handmade. You stamp that person's stamp in your journal (and write about it if you want) and then stamp your stamp in their log. They have a record that you have been there and you have a journal of all of your adventures. It's like stamp collecting and geocaching all wrapped into one.

And I am excited about it! There are thousands of them, all over the United States. You can explore your location or do it on vacation. The possibilities are endless!

And that got me thinking. I can have Dawson create our stamp and decorate a journal as a Fine Arts project right when we start school in the Fall. Then, as a reward for good school behavior, he and I can set out once a month to look for stamps.

This sounds like such a fun interactive way to learn. Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. we went letterboxing and unless they keep them up to date i felt the search for it was a waste! the exploring nature was worth it. so we will not letterbox again but we will always explore nature and woods!

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