SWFL mom keeps her kids active with teddy bear hunt in neighborhood

Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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The Amodeo family goes on a teddy bear hunt. Credit: WINK News.

Nationwide, families are putting teddy bears in their windows or on their porches. This is so when kids go on a bear hunt they have something to spot.

We spoke to a family Friday who is trying to start a teddy bear hunt in south Fort Myers.

A mother of two, Kelly Amodeo, is asking neighbors in her Brookshire community to come together and make a teddy bear hunt a reality for kids amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a fun way for us to still do that and get them out of the house because keeping active little kids inside all day is tough,” Amodeo said.

Four-year-old Dylan passes his time singing songs from “The Lion King,” while 9-year-old Ryan guided them on their community adventure.

After some time, they found just what they were looking for.

“See it in the window?” Amodeo said.

And people who don’t have little kids are joining in on the fun too.

“I hope they be happy, and I hope this virus is going to end really soon and everybody go back to normal,” neighbor Lina Paolucci said.

Until then, the Amodeo family plans to continue their hunts over the next few weeks. The inspiration for Amodeo’s activity with her children comes from the “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” children’s book.”

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