IF YOU'VE been out for a walk, you might have noticed some colourful rainbow drawings in the windows of a number of houses.

The idea quickly spread on social media after a post suggested it might help brighten some people's day.

Now local children have joined in, and we've put together a gallery of the ones our readers have sent in.

As reported, youngsters were encouraged to put pen to paper while they stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus and displaying them in the window would give other families something to look out for while they stretch their legs.

Rainbows of any size, design, or artistic ability are encouraged to be displayed.

If you do go out for a walk to find rainbow pictures in windows near you, please remember the latest guidance is to stay two metres apart from anybody else going for a stroll.

Have your children put a rainbow picture in your window?

Send us some pictures and we will add them to the gallery!

Rainbow pictures

"Youngsters were encouraged to put pen to paper while they stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus and displaying them in the window would give other families something to look out for while they stretch their legs. "

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Hannah Collins

Lewis's stay safe rainbow age 5

Lewis's stay safe rainbow age 5
kyla Barclay

Spreading kindness and love to everyone . Amelia Barclay age 9 learnt how to wash the window inside and then created this beautiful rainbow .

Spreading kindness and love to everyone . Amelia Barclay age 9  learnt how to wash the window inside and then created this beautiful rainbow .
Amelia Barclay

Hi I know have already sent in Amelia remember , and thank u for saying on spite fm . It made her day . please can it be put in your lovely gallery . Thank u .

Hi I know have already sent in Amelia remember , and thank u for saying on spite fm . It made her day . please can it be put in your lovely gallery . Thank u .
Susie Cooke

Our “chase the rainbow”, Attwood road

Our “chase the rainbow”, Attwood road
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Natalie made a large rainbow out of hearts with her Mum. It looks out over St Pauls roundabout. At night it lights up to show love and hope to all in Salisbury.

Natalie made a large rainbow out of hearts with her Mum. It looks out over St Pauls roundabout. At night it lights up to show love and hope to all in Salisbury.
Natalie made a large rainbow out of hearts with her Mum. It looks out over St Pauls roundabout. At night it lights up to show love and hope to all in Salisbury.
ali blackwell

isabelle painting her side...mummy done the other one. (old sarum)

isabelle painting her side...mummy done the other one. (old sarum)
Hannah Melluish

Our rainbows for our window with some quotes

Our rainbows for our window with some quotes
Our rainbows for our window with some quotes
Our rainbows for our window with some quotes
Our rainbows for our window with some quotes
Jade Waters

My neice isabel and nephew mason rainbow drawing in bishopstone

My neice isabel and nephew mason  rainbow drawing in bishopstone
Monika Kinghorn

Our 2 🌈 and 🌈 🦄 - Antonia (5) & Ella (2) from Amesbury

Our 2 🌈 and 🌈 🦄 - Antonia (5) & Ella (2) from Amesbury
Kayleigh Mooney

Tidworth Town Council have joined in the #FollowTheRainbow. Tidworth PCSO Dan Catterick found ours on his patrol.

Tidworth Town Council have joined in the #FollowTheRainbow. Tidworth PCSO Dan Catterick found ours on his patrol.
Spar Pennings road

Customers of spar Pennings road dropped in some rainbow pictures to brighten the windows

Customers of spar Pennings road dropped in some rainbow pictures to brighten the windows
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Our rainbow pictures

Our rainbow pictures
Natasha Jenkins

My Daughter Maggie painting in the sun.

My Daughter Maggie painting in the sun.
Carly Callacher

Finger print rainbow by Scarlett Callacher.

Finger print rainbow by Scarlett Callacher.
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Rainbow pictures
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Jo Jones

Rainbow in the window. Completed by my daughter Millie

Rainbow in the window. Completed by my daughter Millie
Vicki Townsend

We added some rainbows to a tree on Ridings Mead this morning. I’m a local a Childminder remaining open for Key Worker parents so they can continue to do their vital work for our country right now.

We added some rainbows to a tree on Ridings Mead this morning. I’m a local a Childminder remaining open for Key Worker parents so they can continue to do their vital work for our country right now.
Faye O’Gorman

Arya from Paul’s Dene estate has enjoyed decorating the front of our house!

Arya from Paul’s Dene estate has enjoyed decorating the front of our house!
Arya from Paul’s Dene estate has enjoyed decorating the front of our house!
Arya from Paul’s Dene estate has enjoyed decorating the front of our house!
Jessica Rolfe

Daisy (5 yrs old) painted this rainbow whilst having to stay home due to COVID-19

Daisy (5 yrs old) painted this rainbow whilst having to stay home due to COVID-19
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At First Steps Nursery in the heart of Salisbury, we have created a rainbow and hearts to help spread the positivity around our area. We are remaining open for key workers children and are having lots of fun for the children (and the staff).

At First Steps Nursery in the heart of Salisbury, we have created a rainbow and hearts to help spread the positivity around our area. We are remaining open for key workers children and are having lots of fun for the children (and the staff).
Samantha Ashall

Harry’s Rainbow in Woodfalls age 5

Harry’s Rainbow in Woodfalls age 5