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hike the highlands scavenger hunt!

Finding activities to keep them busy all year can be like searching for lost booty.

Well, X marks the spot with the Hike the Highlands Scavenger Hunt. It’s an interactive way to enjoy the great outdoors.

Download the questions or pick up a set of cards at locations around the city. Not to worry if your cub gets pooped easily; most of the answers can be found toward the beginning of the trails.

Trek to at least three parks (just out of town is the Schuylkill River Trail, or take a trip to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site for apple picking) then submit your answers online. You’ll be eligible to win outdoorsy prizes in monthly drawings.

Plus, at each spot there’s changing leaves and oodles of fresh air.

Which is something everyone will treasure.


Hike the Highlands (610-868-6906 or outdoors.org). Through October 31.

Photo: Tom Gettings

This Week in Kids Philadelphia

SCORE
Video Games Live

What: Hear music from favorites like Zelda and Tetris accompanied by a light show, or just drop by for the free festival with costume contests and guest appearances.
Why: En-joystick.
When: Sun. Festival, 1:30 & 6 p.m.; show, 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. Tickets at 215-893-1999 or tickets.kimmelcenter.org.

CONSTRUCT
Mini Model Build
What:
Lil’ blockheads (ages 6-14) learn to put together a tiny pumpkin and take it home for free.
Why: Assembly line.
When: Tues., 5-7 p.m. Get there early, supplies go fast.
Where: The Lego Store, King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia (610-337-3203).

SAVE
One Fish Two Fish Old Fish New Fish

What: Scoop up bargains on clothing, gear, and toys at this brand new consignment shop.
Why: Tag sale.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 741 S. Fourth St. (215-687-7356).

LOCATIONS
One Fish Two Fish Old Fish New Fish
741 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Lego Store
160 N Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-337-3203
300 S Broad St
bt Spruce & Pine Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-790-5800
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