6: City Explorer
Be a tourist in your own town! Pull out a city map, or map of your local transit system, and have your child choose a stop or area that they’ve never been before. Then, plan out your great adventure like you’re an traveller visiting a previously unexplored land!
Pack up an explorer’s pack with:
- snacks and drinks
- a disposable camera
- a pocket notebook and crayons
- your trusty map
- Walk & Play finger puppets
Plan to spend the whole day exploring your chosen location! Try new snack shops, toy stores, museums or art galleries. Spend some time in a park, and have your child draw what they see around them. If you brought your finger puppets, Jinja and Harvey can explore alongside you! On the transit ride home (if eyelids aren’t too droopy) you can draw a short story of your day, remembering to capture all the highlights.
This mini vacation is a great way to discover something new without splurging on a plane ticket. Who knows … you might even want to go back!