Does Your Child Like Being a Spy?

10/01/2017

Does your child like being a spy?  Over the past few weeks, we have been on holidays.  It’s been really lovely and the kids have being swimming, ridden their bikes and generally had a pretty god time with Christmas and the New Year festivities in full flight.  Plus there has been the abundance of toys that flooded the house from grandparents, Santa and of course us.  Now the kids are absolutely at each other so I needed something to just keep them occupied that didn’t involve leaving the house or involve their eyes attached to a screen.

The parcel arrived in the mail addressed to my kids but the secret packages were addressed to code names Yellow Pony and Red Cheetah.  The fabulous team at Kids Spy Network had sent them their super stealth mission to capture the Red Raven!

It was perfect and they were super excited to open the package and read what they had to do.    The best bit about the package was the activities were things that really made them use their brains.  We were hot on the trail of the Red Raven and we had to gather all the information we could about what Red Raven looked like.  There were so many great codes we had to solve including using a mirror to work out the sentences, unscrambling letters to make words and some general knowledge questions around New Zealand.  It was also great that along the way we got to watch some videos with the sneaky Red Raven getting away!

The kids were really entertained the whole way through and although my 4 year old wasn’t great at the codes, she still loved being involved and watching her brother try and solve the puzzles.  Since then, the kids carried on the idea of being spies and chased Red Raven in the bath later that night and also chased him around the car mat the next day!
Cassie who runs Kids Spy Network suggested different ways of surprising the kids with the secret files after they have been sent in the mail, or if you are visiting Queenstown New Zealand she has different missions which you can do while you are there.  A great activity on a day to keep the kids occupied plus learn about their surroundings as well.

If your kids love something different or love being spies this is a great activity for kids between 5-8 years old!

Be sure to come back and check out some other fantastic things we are doing this holidays like Story Time Ballet: The Nutcracker and also heading to the Hunter Valley for Mega Creatures in the Hunter Valley Gardens!

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Lauren 11/01/2017 at 9:22 am

    I love this! I’ve never heard of these activities before and look forward to my kids being old enough to be able to do it!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 11/01/2017 at 8:22 pm

      It was really fun and the kids really had to use their brains, plus it was just the right length of time 🙂

  • Reply Felicity Frankish 11/01/2017 at 9:53 am

    Sounds like a fun activity for the kids. Great way to spend the holidays.

  • Reply Aleney de Winter 11/01/2017 at 3:55 pm

    I love this idea. My little one has a “Spy bag” and is alway sleuthing about

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 11/01/2017 at 8:28 pm

      Oh that is very cute!! Love the idea of a spy bag. I might need to look into that! 🙂

  • Reply Maxabella 11/01/2017 at 7:36 pm

    Looks great! What a novel and cute idea for kids.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 11/01/2017 at 8:35 pm

      They loved it as it was a bit different so it was a definite win! 🙂

  • Reply Carmen 11/01/2017 at 8:42 pm

    What an awesome idea!! This one is definitely getting saved in my ‘To do’ box!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 11/01/2017 at 11:02 pm

      Awesome! Yes my kids loved that it was a bit different and full of adventure!

  • Reply Amy @ Handbagmafia 12/01/2017 at 7:38 am

    What a fun idea! My older kids adored this sort of role play when they were smaller!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 12/01/2017 at 1:03 pm

      Yes there is something thrilling about being a spy! It made for lots of fun! 🙂

  • Reply Jacq 12/01/2017 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for posting about this! I would definitely be interested to try it once Yo turns 5! xx

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 12/01/2017 at 1:04 pm

      I love the role playing games they get into and this really helped their minds being a little more creative and solve some great puzzles 🙂

  • Reply Sam Stone 15/01/2017 at 4:05 pm

    That seriously sounds awesome!!

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