The days are short and gray. But not JUST gray. If you look closely, you’ll see even the most gray of winter days is filled with colors, textures and surprises!
Here’s a Winter Scavenger Hunt you and your kids can enjoy. It’s inspired by my picture book A DAY SO GRAY (Clarion Books), illustrated by Alea Marley. Please feel free to download, print and share this widely with friends, librarians and educators. I hope it creates some fun winter memories with the kids and inspires mindful walks together.
A DAY SO GRAY is about two friends finding out that a gray winter day is SO much more than gray. Here’s a holiday gift suggestion! You can get A DAY SO GRAY for the young readers in your life and pair it with copies of this scavenger hunt. Along with searching outdoors, children can also find many of these scavenger items in the book itself.
Kirkus says, “Cozy up with this book to start a conversation about finding what’s bright when things seem dull.” Shelf Awareness notes that, “Lamba’s words encourage readers to seek out the tiny scraps of beauty that brighten life’s doldrums…Marley creates an enchanting soft-focus winterscape drenched in light….Whenever a day is gray and lonely, this cozy reminder to look on the colorful side will invite smiles and lift spirits.”
These days, more than ever, we all appreciate positivity, natural beauty and hope. I hope that this Winter Scavenger Hunt lifts your spirits and the spirits of every child in your life. Enjoy!
*Marie is an author of YA novels and of picture books, and she’s a Literary Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City. To keep up with all her posts, subscribe to her site.