We have some great things that you can do this weekend – involving chalk, bears, eggs and your car – to beat the boredom of quarantine.
MySaline has a page that is normally packed with events, especially in Spring, but the pandemic of COVID-19 has caused nearly everything to be cancelled or rescheduled. However, we want everyone to participate in something this weekend and beyond that will encourage each other and spur social interaction – from afar.
Many residents have written to us about different things they are doing to stay active and social but still keep a healthy distance from others. We think it’s a great idea to combine all of these, and since we have a weekend coming up, it’s a great time to get out there and make it happen.
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- 📷📷📷 If you do any or all of these things get pictures! Email them to us at [email protected] and we’ll add them in a gallery below.
- 🐻 🐻 🐻 The first thing is a bear hunt that some parents are doing with their children. You don’t have to be a child to enjoy this! Neighbors are putting teddy bears or other stuffed animals in the front windows of their homes for kids to find. The idea is that people hop in the car and look for the bears, and they can take pictures to put on social media. There is one Facebook group called Benton Bear Hunt, and the are surely others. Some neighborhoods are coordinating by doing themes of animals. One neighborhood in Conway used the Safari theme and homes had different jungle animals. Some neighbors are improvising by drawing bears on a piece of cardboard or wood. Get creative with it!
- 🐇 🐇 🐇 Another idea a reader told us about is keeping Easter in mind. We normally have lots of Easter egg hunts in our community, but those have been canceled. The idea here is similar to the bears, but neighbors are placing larger, easily seen eggs or rabbits in their yard. MySaline wrote about one large Easter display in Benton. Visit this link for more on that. Remember that the eggs are for looking and not for touching. Keep a good distance and just take pictures if you want.
- 🎨 🎨 🎨 Finally, people are using sidewalk chalk to write encouraging messages and images on the sidewalk or in their driveway for passersby. It’s another way to be creative, and then hop in the car or go for a walk and see what the other neighbors have created.
Again, if you do any or all of these things, MySaline wants to see pictures! Email them to us at [email protected] and we’ll add them in a gallery below. Click images to enlarge.
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