Have you and your children ever read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt? In the classic children’s story, a family sets out on a bear hunt chanting, “We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.” Why not stage your own bear hunt in your neighborhood? The idea behind the bear hunt is for many neighbors to place a bear in their windows or in their front yard, depending on the weather.  Then those walking in the neighborhood can go on their very own bear hunt, while still practicing social distancing! You can plan one too in your community.  Reach out to your neighbors on Facebook or Nextdoor and choose a date for your bear hunt On that day, any house that wants to participate can place a bear in their window or yard (we have a tree that would be perfect for a bear to sit in) for walkers to find.  Just remind walkers not to move touch the bears so that each participating house will still have their bear at the end. How many bears can you get to participate?  It’s a great way to spend time in the fresh air as a family, get some exercise, and still maintain just the right amount of social distancing, while still having some fun!

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