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Did you know that there are hidden treasures all over Minnesota?  Well, there are and I've been on the hunt with my kiddos that last few days to find a whole bunch.

If you haven't heard of this fun activity called Geocaching, here's a little definition brought to you by my kids:  it's a scavenger hunt for hidden treasures all over the world that you find using technology.

Here's how Geocaching works:

  • Get the Geocaching app in your app store.  (If you've got a device with a cell signal, it works a little bit better than a device without data.)
  • Create an account (Bonus - you can do this for free!)
  • Check out the map and search for a cache to find.  When you search you will see that there are levels of difficulty, terrains, and also sizes of caches.
  • Go have fun finding it!
  • When you find the geocache, write your username down on the log that is in the cache.  (Hint: you might want to bring a writing utensil with you.)  On the bigger caches, you might even find some great prizes.  The courteous thing to do is if you take something to also leave something.
  • Remember to log in on the Geocaching app too.
  • Fun tip:  If you are going on a vacation, you can have fun Geocaching there too!  Just bring your device and search that location.

What's another fun activity for kids and families?  Let me know!  Send me a message on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio or DM me on Instagram here.

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on Y105FM's Early Morning Show with James Rabe and Jessica Williams