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#1 Blue Shoe

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:07 PM

I don’t think I’ve seen a thread on this yet..
Anybody else got a bear/stuffed toy up in their window? We have been going for lots of walks and counting.

(For anybody who hasn’t seen it, the idea is that more families are out and about walking around their neighbourhood at the moment, and if people put teddy bears etc in the window the kids can be “on a bear hunt”, just a bit of fun during otherwise strange and uncertain times.)

#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:11 PM

I put my Valentine Bear in the window. He was sitting there and it was easy to do so there he is!

#3 mum2jp

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:12 PM

We are doing this and have spotted a few in our local neighbourhood.

#4 Silver Girl

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:14 PM

Yes, we have a bear in the window, and my 4 year old is loving finding the teddies on our walks around the neighbourhood (maintaining social distancing from others, and just going with our immediate family).

#5 maurie

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:17 PM

yes, I put a bear in my window today, saw a young teenager see me do it as she was walking past.   She smiled.

#6 Mooples

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

My 4 year old loves seeing the bears when we are walking and he’s even noticing them while we are driving too. It’s such a great idea.

#7 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

we’ve spotted a few - it’s a nice idea....we would do it but we don’t have any teddy bears! DS (8) has a stuffed toy poo emoji, but i don’t think that’s in the spirit of the thing.

#8 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:19 PM

Now fetching bear!!

#9 Paddlepop

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:23 PM

View PostLucrezia Bauble, on 30 March 2020 - 09:18 PM, said:

we’ve spotted a few - it’s a nice idea....we would do it but we don’t have any teddy bears! DS (8) has a stuffed toy poo emoji, but i don’t think that’s in the spirit of the thing.

Some are doing hand made rainbows. I think I've seen it for England. Perhaps your DS could paint a rainbow?

#10 3rd time lucky

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

LB - I think the stuffed poo emoji would be a hit!

People are doing this in our area. I think I was more excited than our 11 and 9 year olds were.

They would however, have been impressed by the poo emoji 😊

#11 Riotproof

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

We had Paddington. DD decided she wanted to cuddle him, so we have a panda.

#12 kimasa

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:29 PM

We try. A certain feline family member doesn't like them being in the window though.

#13 raspberry sherbert

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:35 PM

We saw quite a few on our block today while walking the dog, came home and put a couple of pokemon in our bedroom window and DS put one in his window too

#14 Riotproof

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:37 PM

View Postraspberry sherbert, on 30 March 2020 - 09:35 PM, said:

We saw quite a few on our block today while walking the dog, came home and put a couple of pokemon in our bedroom window and DS put one in his window too

Oh cute! I bet DS would like putting a pokemon in the window.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:45 PM

I've got several. It's fun listening to people spot them and laugh as they pass.

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:46 PM

View Postkimasa, on 30 March 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

We try. A certain feline family member doesn't like them being in the window though.
This explains how he ended up on the floor yesterday but I'm still working out how he got on the bed today!

I'm thinking DH hasn't read the memo!

#17 too tired to care

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:47 PM

We did the bear hunt in our area on the weekend. We saw heaps of bears in windows. Even my 11 year old was excited by it.

#18 can'tstayaway

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:12 PM

Great idea. Will get my kids to join in.

#19 Murderino

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:24 PM

Poo emoji should be a bonus!

#20 lucky 2

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:49 PM

Teddy won't stay on the window ledge, he keeps falling off, so we have a collection of bunny ornaments lined up.

#21 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:50 PM

We have two in the upstairs window. I've heard a number of kids squeal with delight when they spot them!

#22 Jane Jetson

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:54 PM

Yep. DD2 insisted that it be a Five Nights at Freddy's teddy bear though, so Fredbear is now there looking mildly threatening to anyone who recognises him.

At least I stopped her from adding the terrifying ripped-up bunny guy.

#23 Bono25

Posted 31 March 2020 - 05:33 AM

I want to, but people have been putting up the addresses on Facebook when they see them in our area. Not something I'm really keen on ☹️

#24 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 31 March 2020 - 06:10 AM

It’s a lovely idea - we have a high front wall so no visible window,  but we chalked up some bears.

But I’m worried that it will get out of hand in the north shore of Sydney, like Halloween and Christmas lights.  People are putting maps on Facebook showing the best bears - hopefully it won’t cause crowding.

#25 SummerStar

Posted 31 March 2020 - 06:18 AM

Have heard of it happening around the area but haven't put one in ours.

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