Digital tresure hunt

Difficulty Difficult

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Long term activities

Season Fall,Spring,summer

Occasion Any

Suitability Physically fit

Locations Outdoor

Tools

tablet

internet connection

QR code app

paper

tape

Goal

The aim of this activity is to get acquainted with the possibilities of new technologies and apply them practically to everyday life. During the activity, intergenerational cooperation is needed to achieve the goal of obtaining a treasure.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Pick an historical or interesting point in your neighborhood.
  2. Localize points of interest and plan a walking route.
  3. Create one clue per point of interest in order to link participants to the treasure.
  4. Integrate clues in the QR code application and generate QR code for each clue.
  5. Print QR codes.
  6. On the day of walk or day in advance glue the QR codes close to the point of interests, so participant can easily find them.
  7. Charge tablets and connect them to internet, install google maps and QR code app.
  8. Make teams and mix the generations.
  9. Explain participants how to scan QR codes, using the app.
  10. Explain participants how to use google maps and how to use the route.
  11. Make sure that each team has a leader who knows how to work with tablet and used applications.
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