Where this initiative began, no one is quite certain, but teddy bears are popping up all around the globe in a bid to fight isolation boredom and spread joy in our communities.
Based on the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, the concept is easy and fun, place a teddy outside your house or in a window that is visible to the outside world, so while we are currently social distancing, children can play their very own bear hunt on outside walks and exercise.
An amazing Oakleigh Grammar parent, Allanagh Savva, and her two sons Daniel and Nathan have done a brilliant job of playing on the bear hunt concept. However, to keep the fun alive, the family change the theme of the bears every week, with different setups and props being used.
“One of the issues that we are currently facing is dealing with our kids getting bored, but also being scared about what they are hearing. The concept of a bear hunt is to distract younger kids and to add some joy. I encourage dads, mums, children and everyone else to join in the fun and place a teddy bear in your front window/garden, and help kids focus on something happy and joyful.”, Mrs Savva said.
From the photos below, a lot of effort has gone into the teddy displays at the Savva household. It really has sparked joy and fun during such a testing time.