Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.


These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.


But great family relationships don’t just happen..



Welcome to My Discovery Destination!

Discovery Family Adventures

where your family can find plenty of opportunities to


The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.


Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves

and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,

but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.

Core Adventures are still available via the website for use by anyone that wants them, but everyone is encouraged to use the Discovery Hunt (Goosechase) App for hundreds of adventures throughout the year.


Get links for downloading the App HERE.

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Choose from the Adventures listed below


(or design your own family adventure!)


Family Adventure


GOAL:    Experience the Fall harvest and learn lots of ways to use them in meals


The ADVENTURE:  Go Apple picking (I hope you already did this-- it might be a little too late in your area now!), and then cook up a tasty apple dish


TIPS/REWARD Suggestions:


Be sure to focus on and notice your kids' creativity.


Let the kids take the lead. Where will you get the apples? What kind of apple will you use? Which apple dishes will you make?


Take time to really enjoy your apple creations! Sit down with the kids and savor the moment. Talk about what you like about each one, or what you could have done differently to get a better result, etc.


  Let the kids teach you! Encourage them to explore the different types of apples and learn about their history, what they are best used for, etc.  Then let them share what they learned.


Next time you go shopping let the kids amaze you with what they remember about apples, what ideas they have for new apple recipes, etc.


Now is the time to go Apple picking!  Whether you go to your backyard or your favorite U-pick, picking apples as a family is TONS of FUN!


Of course, even if you opt to buy a bushel of apples at your favorite fruit stand, you will want to check out some of these fun apple recipes and ideas to work on together as a family.


Caramel Apples . . . and her many varieties. Let the family get creative with these, especially those first 2! Let everyone pick out their own toppings and/or decorate their own way. Use this time to share with each other why you chose what you chose, which toppings each family member likes or doesn't like, etc.


Click on the picture you like for the recipe.




Funny Face Caramel Apples                  Fall Caramel Apples (pick your toppings!)    Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Colored Caramel Apples                              Butterfinger Caramel Apples                      Salted Caramel Apples

Inside Out Caramel Apple Slices              Halloween Fun: Chocolate Caramel Apple Cauldron &  Pumpkin Apples



How about some fun Apple Recipes for different times of the day:



Granny's Apple Flapjacks                              Apple Stuffin' Muffins                                Baked Breakfast Apple

Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies              Peanut Butter Apple Toast                                         Apple Sandwiches

Apple Cheese Soup                                            Apple Slaw                                                    Juice Box Applesauce

Apple Chicken Cheddar Gallette                        Apple Chips                                        Apple Pie Fruit Leather

Slow Cooker Apple Butter             Crock Pot Apple Cider                              Apple Pie Granola

Apple Cake Sundae                                      Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns                         Mini Apple Cheesecake Bites

Applesauce Cake                                                                       Toffee Apple Chocolate Bar

Apple Turnovers                                                                            Strawberry Apple Crisp

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bites                                                                     Johnny Appleseed Bars





Pre-K Adventure

Even the youngest Adventurers will be able to get in on all of the Apple fun in the basic adventure! Be sure to include them in the picking, the cooking, and the eating!


Here are some fun, self-explanatory apple crafts that they may enjoy as well. Be creative in what materials you use-- just use what you have around the house:





Community Engagement Adventure


Sharing your delicious apple creations with a neighbor is a great way to engage with your community. Go ahead . . . make someone's day!




Teen Adventure


Become an Apple Expert!  Learn at least 5 different types of apples and what they are used for most often.

Which apples are best for cooking?

Which apples are best for eating?

What are the unique characteristics of each apple type and how does that impact it's best use?

What weather conditions in the Spring will increase the Fall harvest?

What weather conditions will hurt the Fall harvest?

What other questions should you be asking about apples?




by Baking with Apples

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