The safer at home rules mean many children are home and feeling restless. Those who want to help send a positive message of hope, strength and unity can participate in fun activity.
The City of Hollywood has created a downloadable coloring page for residents to decorate and display in their windows. Children are encouraged, with the help of a parent or guardian, to download and print out the City’s sea turtle logo coloring page. This page can then be personalized and displayed in a show of community spirit during the current “safer-at-home” emergency restrictions.
The sea turtle coloring campaign is inspired by the efforts of children in the United Kingdom who started a global window artwork initiative by hanging handmade rainbow artwork in their windows as a way to spread cheer and hope in a show of solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Teddy Bear scavenger hunt is also underway across the U.S. with children playing an “I Spy” game by placing teddy bears in their windows, posting pictures to social media and tracking how many others have followed suit, according to a City of Hollywood statement.
“This creative use of the City’s logo is a great way to express our strong community spirit, get the kids involved in a fun activity, and demonstrate that we are all connected and in this together,” says Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, “It’s a little dose of cheer during this difficult time.”
In history and mythology, the sea turtle is a symbol of endurance, persistence and the continuation of life with a resilient shell ready to protect it from threatening outside influences.
Once decorated and hung in the front window, residents can share their photos on the City’s Facebook page using the hashtag: #StayStrongHollywoodFL.