Have you been joining in with Tots100 #Kiawalktoschool Treasure Hunt?
If not, quick – there’s still time to join in!
All you have to do it spot the 10 items on their treasure hunt list below , take a photo, share it on Twitter or Instagram – and you could win £300 in vouchers and a two week loan of a RATHER swanky new Kia for your summer hols.
Ooooh sounds lovely doesn't it?
How to Enter -
I always encourage my chidren to walk to school and to be honest we live two doors away at the moment so theres no excuse to not to walk but they want you to get involved to and on the way they want you to Take this list, find the items, take a picture and post it to Tots100 using the #Kiawalktoschool.
Children have been found to be more alert at school when they have walked to compared to those who were driven to school.
Has to be all that glorious fresh air we have.
To celebrate National Walk to School Week later this month, they have kicked off a fab new competition with Kia, celebrating all the little adventures you and your children have while walking to school.
They would like you and other parents to join your children on the walk to school this month, and look at the world through their eyes.
What to Find -
On your daily school run, can you find and photograph all of these items? Tag your photos with #KiaWalkToSchool and the name of the item that you’ve found, from the list below.
Something that grows
A red letterbox
A blue front door
An interesting shadow
There are so many things you may miss during your normal walk to school, but children sometimes see things that we do not and their imagination is something that still amazes me and I love nothing more than getting involved in their treasure hunts.
This week on our walk to school, we spotted all items in the list .
1- Something yellow
Philip took a walk to school and found a pretty gate covered in yellow flowers with yellow numbering , we have walked passed this a few times and actually never noticed it but we think it looks like a fairy gate entrance , love how it blends in with the scenery.
2 - Something that grows.
In the outskirts in our small County Durham Village we are surrounded by fields of cows and Horses , usually they are quite large but we spotted a small horse this week, very cute and never even lifted his head from eating his breakfast. Philip said he talks to the horse each morning on the way to school , he loves horses.
3- A red letter box
We only have one small post office in our village and luckily there is a small red letter box on the wall outside, In fact I have lived here 4 years and it is the first time I have actually noticed it, least I know if I need to post something now I can use that instead of popping inside.
4- A blue front door
Only last month did the village school make a new entrance to the school . They needed a new entrance that was suitable for wheelchair users and also to make it easier for parents to visit because the old entrance was in a car park which they saw unsuitable.
On the fence of the School gates kaiden spotted a triangle . It was the warning to not climb them .
6- A bus
This was one of the hard ones to catch, a moving bus that rarely passes our village, I had to be quick for this shot as the children screamed quick mum you will miss it , You know the saying
You wait for a bus and then two turn up at once!
Well we are lucky to have any turn up at all here.
7- Something old ,
Philip has to walk right to the top of the village and on the corner we have a war memorial where the veterans of the village place wreaths to pay repect. Philip chose this as his something old and I love that he did.
8- A bike
All our children have bikes but on our journey to school we quickly snapped a cyclist on his morning ride , the countryside is a beautiful place to enjoy a bike ride.
9 - An interesting shadow
So we all know its reflections we see in puddles and water but Kaiden told me it was his water shadow so I am working with that for this one. I think that is interesting enough , especially as he decided getting his feet wet in the process would result in dry feet.
10 - A smile
Last but not least the smile. Well our children always hold so many smiles but on this occasion we thought we would share with you the frisbee that is in our garden , I think it shows you all you need for a start to the beautiful day.
So this was our #Kiawalktoschool Journey , so put the car keys away and get walking , you never what wonders you are missing out on .
Have you joined in , will you be, do you encourage walking to school?
Leave your comments and let me know how you got to school this morning and what wonders you discovered.