Looking for a fun activity to do outdoors with your kids? Try geocaching!

Geocaching is a growing trend around the world. There are over 2 million active geocaches worldwide! It’s a free activity that gets kids outdoors, connects them with nature, and sets them out on a treasure hunt guided by GPS to find hidden “caches” in your neighborhood or wherever you set out for your hunt.

Ready to learn more? Check out Geocaching with Kids for simple tips and information about this fun family activity!

Tips for Geocaching with young kids:

  • Some caches are easy to find while others may require a long hike. Be sure to check the difficulty and terrain ratings on the web page before you go. A “1-star” difficulty and terrain rating are just about right for a young child.
  • When starting geocaching, set out for geocaches with a low difficulty and terrain rating. This will help ensure that your child can actually find the cache and are able to grab it on their own.
  • If you opt for medium or larger caches, you’re more likely to find toys and trinkets inside. Don’t forget the trinkets are for trade so bring along a few of your own trinkets to exchange.

For more ideas for fun family activities head to our Family Fun page!