Let’s play a neighborhood I-Spy game!
We’re all hanging out at home, so why not make a little game out of it?
Let’s get those kiddos out and moving, biking, walking, skipping, or scooting. Everyone else (who is up for it!) can display a few easy-to-find or easy-to-make items on their windows, door, driveway, whatever.
Here’s the skinny. . .
It’s all about being together, but apart right now, right? Right.
There are a ton of ways to do just that. And now, more than ever, it’s important that we try to keep things light—and even fun!—for our children.
So together, as a community, you can play Neighborhood I-Spy without even ever coming in contact with neighbors.
The closest you get will be a wave from your windows!
You can add a few of these items to your windows each day, or if you want to add everything at once, that’s fine, too. Figure out what works best for your neighborhood or community.
Maybe you LOVE rainbows and only want to do the rainbow one. GREAT! Go crazy with rainbows.
Maybe you love animals–then put a bunch of fish and dogs in your windows.
Maybe you are so tired that you can only manage to draw a funny face on looseleaf paper with a sharpie? Fine!! Hang it in the window and wave like crazy when kids walk by–then they can check off that they saw a funny face and happy neighbor.
It’s easy. It’ll be fun.
Remember this: It does NOT have to be perfect.
Just do what you can, if you feel so inclined.
Our neighborhood did a Shamrock Hunt over the St. Patrick’s Day week.
And watching all of our favorite little neighbors walk around and count the shamrocks on my windows brought everyone under this roof SO MUCH JOY.
Why not try it again, in a new way?
Get the Neighborhood I-Spy to use in your ‘hood.
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