Dalyellup community shows novel ways to entertain the children

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William, 4, and Skylah Milne, 2, with their chalk art.
Camera IconWilliam, 4, and Skylah Milne, 2, with their chalk art. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

With children stuck at home and school holidays in full swing, families have had to be creative to find ways to keep the young ones entertained.

For the community in Dalyellup, this has meant bears and rainbows appearing at the front of houses as part of a bear hunt and rainbow trail and now footpaths being decorated in chalk art and games.

Dalyellup resident Nerissa Milne decorated the footpath near her house after being inspired by social media pages.

“I just thought it was something for the kids to do with the parks closed and it brings them smiles,” Mrs Milne said.

“Even the adults, we’ve seen them up and down having a bit of fun and playing around too.”

Nerissa Milne with her children William, 4, and Skylah, 2, admiring their chalk art.
Camera IconNerissa Milne with her children William, 4, and Skylah, 2, admiring their chalk art. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

Mrs Milne said it was important to have positivity in the community right now.

“It’s a stressful time and even the little ones pick up on it as much as we try not to, so it’s just something fun where they can play and just enjoy themselves,” she said.

“Since I put the post up on our residents’ page, a lot of people have said ‘I’ve done it on my street too’ which is great.

There’s lots of things to bring smiles and for the kids to look at around the place.

Narissa Milne

Mrs Milne said families were doing their bit to help the community feel better in isolation.

“The community spirit has been really high,” she said.

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