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One Utah neighborhood's creative way to help kids during social distancing

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A neighborhood with lots of children in Kaysville has found a way to break up the monotony during a social distancing campaign that has students off of school at least through April: bear hunts. (Photo: KUTV)

A neighborhood with lots of children in Kaysville has found a way to break up the monotony during a social distancing campaign that has students off of school at least through April: bear hunts.

House after house on Wellington Drive has teddy bears and other stuffed animals placed in front windows — a silent invitation to a scavenger hunt.

“It’s a great idea,” said Jamie Willden, a mother of four. “Get ‘em out of the house and out of their parents’ hair.”

Willden says the idea for every house to put a friendly furry face in the window was that of a local teacher. It’s spreading quickly across the Wasatch Front as parents bounce ideas off each other in community Facebook groups.

“We all jumped in and wanted to participate,” said Janae Morris, Willden’s neighbor. “We wanted to just bring a little light and happiness to these children, whose lives have been totally changed this past couple weeks.”

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