Why you’re seeing teddy bears and rainbows in windows right now

Neighbors are putting the items in windows so kids can go on scavenger hunts

Some neighborhoods are facilitating scavenger hunts for kids by placing teddy bears and rainbows in windows during a time of social distancing. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – 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.

RELATED: Things to do at home while you’re social distancing

Check out our KSAT Kids section for more ways to keep your young ones learning while social distancing.

About the Author:

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.