Brighten up your windows and get the community out and about with a neighbourhood scavenger hunt! All you will need for this cheery activity are a few willing neighbours and some keen eyes.
Get crafty with whatever you choose to stick in your window- for this activity, we suggest making your own flower. Then send the kids out to see what they can spot! Seeing a neighbourhood full of flowery windows is a sure-fire way to spread some joy.
A group of willing, connected neighbours
Some simple crafting materials
A scavenger hunt sheet (optional)
Read: How To Approach Your Neighbours
Read: Getting Cocooners Involved
We’ve put together some tips to help you make this happen in your neighbourhood, read them all here!
Choose a theme
Choose a simple theme that people can easily follow at home. Flowers, animals, love hearts, and outer-space are good examples of something simple people can make at home to stick in their window.
Get your neighbours involved
Get in touch with your neighbours by setting up a WhatsApp, Facebook or email group and asking them all to join, or by passing through a flyer through their letterboxes. This can be particularly useful for people who are not online.
Decorate a flower for your window
No matter what age you are, crafting is a great way to flex your creative muscles and have some fun! Take some time to decorate your own flower to stick in a window in your house, or on the door of your apartment- somewhere where passing neighbours will be able to spot it to mark on their scavenger hunt.
Set a date for your scavenger hunt, that way everyone has a deadline to work towards for getting flowers up in their window.
Create a scavenger hunt sheet (optional)
Your scavenger hunt can be as simple as ‘spot-the-flower’. For amore interactive experience for children, try putting together a scavenger hunt sheet that people can print at home to take with them on their adventure! Include categories like…
Change it up!
Get the community involved with picking new themes for what goes in your window. To keep things exciting, choose a new theme and change it up every few weeks!