Looking for an outdoor activity to help keep the kids occupied while self-isolating against the coronavirus?
Kelsey Strandquist of the Stettler Special Needs Support Group has organized a fun activity that can involved the whole family. Signs of Curious George have been set up around town, and the idea is find them with your family.
There is no specific prize ‘per se’ – other than just having fun outside and getting one’s mind off the constant stream of Covid-19 news for a bit.
Curious George signs are located around the local schools, West Stettler Park and across the train tracks around the park by Emerson Acres.
Sandquist is encouraging participants to check out the Facebook event page for ‘Find George’ and to also feel free to share photos of their hunts.
She got the idea from seeing an activity on TV where people were putting Shamrocks in their windows for St. Patrick’s Day, and folks were encouraging families to get out and see them. “I thought that was a cool idea and it made me think about if we could do something like that in a bigger sense.” That led to the idea of ‘Finding Curious George’.
“There are signs and different little pictures out there,” she said. “It’s just to give kids something to enjoy for an hour or so, and bring some smiles. Kids can feel the tension and the stress of the situation, so it’s nice thing to not only help make the kids happy in doing something, but for (parents) as well,” she explained.
There are 20 signs placed throughout the community.
Meanwhile, the Stettler Special Needs Support Group offers support, services and help.
Also, it is not only for Stettler residents, but the whole area. Find them on Facebook at ‘Stettler Special Needs Support Group’.