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Gross Pointe mother continues scavenger hunt for children during COVID-19 school closures

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 17:53:35-04

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Mister Rogers once said during scary times his mother would remind him to look for the helpers.

And with school closed and daily routines at a screeching halt — it could be a confusing and scary time for kids.

Earlier this week we showed you how some communities hosted a shamrock scavenger hunt for kids.

Now that activity continues in at least one neighborhood.

In Grosse Pointe Woods one mom is keeping the fun going for another few weeks!

Four-year-old Dylan and her mom Sara Scott had fun looking for all things St. Patrick’s Day during a scavenger hunt earlier this week.

Her neighborhood in Grosse Pointe Woods was just one of the many across metro Detroit that participated in a fun activity that got kids out of the house and still socializing - even at six feet apart.

“Nice to spend a little time, distancing, but a little time together,” says Sara Scott.

Looking for fun decorations and waving to neighbors inside helps keep children busy during this time of uncertainty.

No school means no socializing — so when the shamrock scavenger hunt was over Sara posted on social media to hoping to continue the activity for the next few weeks.

“We are all kind of posting it on different swap sites and the websites we have on Facebook,” she says.

Neighbors participating will post a picture of their home with the decorations up and the street name for kids to come find it.

Each week will feature a theme like dinosaurs, flowers, and, of course, Easter eggs and bunny’s.

Up now — hearts..

“We are doing heartsfor all of our doctors and nurses. So when they are driving to work they can look around and know that we love them and we support them and thank them for doing what they’re doing,” Scott says.

Sara is hoping to get the word out so more and more neighbors and children will get involved... taking their mind off of what’s going on in the world.

"It’s just nice to be able to get out a little bit,” she says.