Neighbourhood window walk: What are they this week and how can we get involved?
25 March 2020, 11:03 | Updated: 26 March 2020, 19:46
Coronavirus has seen people pull together in the best ways and one is the neighbourhood window walk - an extension of the rainbows in the window idea.
Families and children are putting up all their crafty creations in their windows - from rainbows to houses - so they can take part in the neighbourhood window walk.
An idea that has stemmed from being in lockdown due to coronavirus, homes are putting up paintings and drawings so other families can do a window hunt on their one piece of outdoor exercise a day.
The trend first began with children putting rainbows up in their windows but it’s now evolved to a complete neighbourhood window walk.
So what is it? And how can we get involved? Here’s what you need to know:
What is the neighbourhood window walk?
Different towns and cities across the country have developed a picture schedule encouraging little ones to get crafty - you simply paint or draw that week’s picture and pop it in your window.
Then, when the deadline is up, families can go on walks, following their one piece of outdoors exercise a day as advised by the government, and play Eye Spy in other people’s windows. A type of picture treasure hunt to keep us all entertained and connected.
How can you get involved with the neighbourhood window walk?
Simply go on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, find the schedule you want to follow (there are a few) and get crafty. One of the main picture schedules are:
March 23: Animals
March 26: Encouraging words
March 29: Flowers
April 1: Jokes
April 3: Easter eggs
April 5: Draw what you love about your neighbourhood
Why are people putting rainbows in their windows?
Following social distancing and school closures, children are staying connected with one another by putting their best paintings and pictures of rainbows in their windows for others to see.