Up North, snow is magical, but when it melts into to a dirty and dingy film, winter can seem grey, lifeless and, well, boring. Dreary though it may seem, winter actually offers amazing and beautiful treasures all its own. So, in an effort to rekindle our love for winter, we made up a winter scavenger hunt.
Download our scavenger hunt clues or make your own. Find all of the clues in one outing or keep looking over a few weeks. Either way, get the family out and give winter a second look!
Use a variety of sensory clues, and you give kids a great way to sharpen their senses. Even the most squirrelly friend will get practice with focus and self control when engaged in a "hunt." Matching objects with categories gives kids great practice with the basics of making connections. Teaching your kids to see the magic that winter hides behind its dreary exterior not only teaches them to make life in the winter more exciting (we adults need that!), but it also helps teach them to think critically and to look just a bit below the surface to find the deeper meaning in things.
We think all families should be learning outside. Try this activity with your child and begin to see the power in outdoor, play-based learning. Have fun!Email it to me