The Hometown Tourist initiative was postponed a year due to a variety of circumstances, but we decided to run our kids' stealth program anyway because it was exciting and we got to wear neon fedoras. Oh, I also got to say this like a million times.
And you can do it, too.
And you can call it:
[Your City] Undercover Spy Club
Here's how we did it:
|Here's the jacket this sidekick is wearing|
whatever way they wanted, and some directions for what to do.
--they didn't actually sign up (giving names wouldn't be spy-like!); our stats were taken by how many sidekicks we gave out, and subsequent visit giveaways.
2. Each time the kids came back to tell us where they went in the city, they got:
-- a sticker to put on our city map to show where they went
--a spy code to crack that instructed them to find specific books in the collection
--an opportunity to add to our Top Secret Spy Notebook at the Story Action Pod (we put a blank book out there, inspired by Anna's joke station).
-- during this month-long program, the first time kids returned they got a pair of spy shades
AND THAT'S IT!
This was the only school-age program we ran throughout May, and it was really fun for the kids involved!
|An entry in the Top Secret Spy Notebook|
|Ninja Rose, look out!|
If you're looking for a program that will really run itself, try this one out!
And download some directions for a Spy Notebook here!