Morgan Groenewald wants to take her son Pierce on an African safari.
So, Groenewald has turned to friends and family through social media for some help. She is asking people to put pictures of African animals in their windows, let her know they have done so, and then Saturday she and her family can take a drive to search out the critters.
The idea just came to Groenewald one day.
“All of my friends know me as the idea girl, my brain doesn’t stop working,” she said.
In this case Groenewald said she saw where a community put rainbows in windows on St. Patrick’s Day for people to drive around and find in this time of self-isolation, and that sort of gave her the core of an idea.
“I thought it would be fun to do a safari because my son, he’s two-and-a-half really likes animals,” she said.
The idea is also a bit of escapism in terms of being home bound at present.
“The animals in windows, we can drive by and see them and we get out of the house,” said Groenewald.
The idea also gives families with children taking part in an opportunity to craft the animals going in the window.
Groenewald said she does lots of crafts with her children, but added they can get bored without some end purpose for what they are doing. So making lions for the safari that will go in their window gives them purpose.
“They’re super excited,” she said.
For people wanting to participate but who aren’t crafty, Groenewald said they can contact her and she will send a printable picture to use.
As of Thursday morning Groenewald had about a dozen people ready to adorn their windows, but more of course would be better. She said anyone can put up pictures and then contact her so she can create an address list for those wanting to ‘go on the safari’. The list will not be made public but people can contact Groenewald to receive the list.
Groenewald said she plans to take her children on the drive-by safari this Saturday (March 28), but she will keep her lions in her window a week and she hopes others do the same, giving more people an opportunity to take in the local safari.
To participate in the safari people can contact Groenewald at email@example.com