Neighborhood ‘Bear Hunts’ Are An Awesome Cure For Kids’ Social-Distancing Boredom

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With schools closing and people are forced to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, parents are working extra hard to keep their children entertained while practicing social distancing. Luckily, it is still safe to go out for a walk, or a drive through your neighborhood. As long as both activities are done responsibly of course.

But…you are going to want to be-careful out there. Because there are bears out there!

To up the level of fun, and keep local community spirit alive, people around the world are putting stuffed toys in their windows for children to spot on “bear hunts.”

No one really knows where the trend started, but it’s certainly gaining momentum around the globe.

The global hunt appears to have been inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s 1989 children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, with many using the hashtag #GoingOnABearHuntIn the popular story, a group of brave children surmount numerous obstacles in a quest to “catch a big one” on a beautiful day.

If your hunting party wants to track down your own local grizzlies, this website marks a few known bear habitats. Just be safe while you’re going through that long, wavy grass.