Bears in the Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 6 April. I’m not sure about you, but I have been wondering about seeing bears (the stuffed kind) in windows all of a sudden. So I checked this latest craze out. Landed on the KSAT site with this:
If you’ve been on a walk in your neighborhood this week, you may have noticed an odd phenomenon — there are teddy bears and pictures of rainbows in the front windows of some homes. If you’re wondering why that is, there’s a very good explanation.
Parents are spreading the word over social media, asking people to place stuffed bears and rainbows in the windows to create a social-distancing-approved scavenger hunt.
The teddy bears idea was inspired by a popular book and song for preschoolers called “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt.”
Both the song and book start out:
“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. I’m not scared. What a beautiful day!”
Some parents have said the rainbow scavenger hunt is a good reminder for kids (and adults) to look for the good in the world at a time of uncertainty and worry.
The text on the yellow note translates as ‘This is a little bear dressed as Mickey Mouse!’
‘Crazy Dutch I can hear you think…’
Click below to see what fellow bloggers cooked up for this Monday Window, 6 April.
If you’d like to see more of my Monday Windows, click here.