Chocolate Pigpen -Kid Puzzle [#9] *
What? A chocolate pig pen? 🐷 Are you picturing pigs wallowing around in melted chocolate? 🤣 That might be one kind of chocolate pig pen, but not the one you will be doing for this puzzle. I remember when I was much younger and in elementary school, my teacher taught us how to use the Pig Pen Code. We had to write our spelling words with it. When I taught school, I taught it to my class and also had them write their spelling words in it and other fun activities such as "writing" it in chocolate just the way this puzzle is written. Using the Pig Pen Code in the red box, decode the pictures of chocolate below to discover the coordinates of this chocolatey hide. The container contains no chocolate because geocaches should not ever have food in them, but it is still definitely a chocolate hide. PLEASE be careful with the container especially when you close it. It is HARD to close, but I'm hoping everyone who visits it will be respectful and take time to gently, but very firmly, snap it shut. Good luck with the puzzle!
Now plug your answer into the Solution Checker below to see if you are right. When you are correct, grab some swag and head over to the geocache. Congrats!
*If this is your first time doing one of our Kid Puzzles, here is a bit of background.
We are trying to do our part to encourage the younger generation to enjoy geocaching. We have a Kid Cache Stretch in Millard County and many other caches designed to be kid-friendly. As I have spent oodles of hours solving geocaching puzzles, I have been thinking about children and puzzles in the geocaching world. There are some that they certainly could solve, but many that are way over my head in complexity let alone theirs. We have decided to create a series of puzzles written specifically for kids and the container at the end will always be aimed at kids' interests and almost always have fun swag. If there isn't swag for whatever reason, it will be noted on the cache page.
If you have children or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other children in your life, give them the chance to solve these puzzles. Some might be able to completely solve them on their own and others will definitely need some support. This is a great time to teach them about the nature of geocaching puzzles, gps coordinates, using maps and satelite images and allow for experiences using the app or website (inputting the final coords, etc.) Then when you get close to ground zero, let them lead the hunt to make the find. Hopefully this will be a positive experience and help build a love for geocaching and the endless possibilities that it holds. If you do not have children around, then of course, just solve the puzzle yourself.
If you do not live close enough to physically go to the final locations, but still want to take the opportunity for your children to solve these puzzles, we will still honor their puzzle solving prowess. You cannot claim it as a find unless you go to the actual site and sign the log, but we can offer another kind of reward. Here's how it works:
1. A CHILD (we'll allow teens as well up to age 15) must be the main solver of the puzzle.
2. Proof of the solution is in their handwriting on a paper that hopefully also shows the workings of solving the puzzle (if applicable) sent in form of a picture as well as a screenshot or picture taken of the fairly close-up satelite image of where the final is. Both pictures need to be sent via the message center or emailed to us. Include the GC code. You can solve one puzzle at a time or more, but send the two required pictures for each individual puzzle. A picture of your child can be in the picture, but certainly isn't necessary.
3. We will then mail them a 3D printed plastic coin acknowledging their success and a 3D printed swag item- one per puzzle solved. Be sure to include the address you want them sent to.
4. If you do not want something mailed to you, you can still send the pictures and we will send a congratulatory response to the child.
Know that this idea is in a trial stage and we don't know how long we can keep it up or if it will even work, but we'll give it a go! If we decide to discontinue doing this, we will delete this info. But as long as it is explained on a cache page, we will honor what we've said.
We also do not know how many puzzles will be in the series. Whenever we add to the series, we will update the list on each of the puzzle pages.
Kid Puzzles in this series
Jigsaw -Kid Puzzle [#1] 🧩 GC96X5W
🙂 Emoji Imagination Kid Puzzle [#2] 🙃 GC96X6D
Angelic Symbols -Kid Puzzle [#3] GC9746H
Ka-Chow! 🏎️ Kid Puzzle [#4] GC97F05
🐕🦺 Animal Tracks -Kid Puzzle [#5] 🐿️ GC9745Y
Coded Candy Kid Puzzle [#6] GC9746W
Lego Lingo 🧩 Kid Puzzle [#7] GC97T7G
QR-dinates Kid Puzzle [#8] GC97W37
Chocolate Pigpen -Kid Puzzle [#9] GC97VZF
Tap Code -Kid Puzzle [#10] GC984GT
Folding Fun Kid Puzzle [#11] GC981RE
Incredible! -Kid Puzzle [#12] GC9839W