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!