I want everyone to get a chance to try their Letterboxing skills at our home park this week. Bring your letterboxing supplies (see last week’s post). As soon as you arrive, use the clues I’ve listed below (or will hand out upon arrival) to find the M&B letterbox. The kids who came to the Pool last week, listened to the clues i shared in order to track down the letterbox, open it up and stamp the handmade Elephant into their books. But this time, you and/or your family will follow the clues on your own to find the letterbox. And remember to be discrete to ensure no one else sees you pluck or put the box back in it’s place.
Why Letterbox is awesome:
1. It’s free
2. It’s gets you outside
3. You see places and wildlife that you have never seen
4. Adds zest to an out-of-town trip
5. You feel like you’re a part of a secret society
6. You can pretend you’re a pirate on a mission
7. It encourages you to leave the place better than you found it.
Thus the term “Cache-In, Trash-Out”
And with breezes and reasonable temperatures this Thursday, we should enjoy a comfortable day at the park. **For Climate Control: Bring spray bottles for water tag and I will bring some ice shapes.
For those who want to try to carve their own stamps, I will show everyone how to safely turn an eraser into a stamp. I will share my carving tools and take turns assisting families who want to carve their own one-of-a-kind stamps (I don’t think anyone under 6 or 7 should use the tools). I will also walk anyone through the process of building and planting your own letterbox.
If you are planning on making your own letterbox and planting it, bring the following: waterproof container, a stamp (or eraser to carve a stamp into it), a pad small enough to fit in your box, and a note to tape on lid to explain what someone might have accidentally found. Also have a pen to record your steps and clues that you will post online on Letterboxing or Atlas Quest to help others actually FIND your creation.