Parents are looking for new ways to keep their kids entertained. Getting out of the house to exercise and get some fresh air is recommended as long as you use social distancing practices. Some neighborhoods are setting up scavenger hunts to brighten the day of kids and parents alike. 

If you have been on a walk lately, you have probably encountered a bear or two, stuffed bears that is. People all around the country are placing stuffed animals in their windows so that kids can go on “bear hunts” in their neighborhoods. 

Linda Holihan a mother of three from Franklin, Tennessee has participated in these fun activities both by displaying items and searching for them. Since her kids have been home they have gone on a bear hunt, searched for shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, left chalk messages on the sidewalk in front of their home, participated in a scavenger hunt and searched for silly faces on their walking route. 

Other homeowners have been displaying rainbows. 

 

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Kristyn Dayter, from Scotia, NY, founded the 518 Rainbow Hunt Page on Facebook on Mar. 18. Dayter, the mom of a 7-month-old encouraged local families to hang rainbows in their windows to bring a little joy to the neighborhood. She said the group has grown massively since the first day. “It went from thousands a day to 10,000 in a week!” 

 

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—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Kristyn Dayter

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