‘Bear hunts’ are taking over neighborhoods to help kids pass the time

‘Bear hunts’ are taking over neighborhoods to help kids pass the time
‘Bear hunts’ are taking over neighborhoods to help kids pass the time.

“We’re going on a bear hunt… Gonna catch a big one!”

If you’ve started to see stuffed bears pop up in your neighbor’s windows and have been a little bit confused, here’s the reasoning behind it.

Neighborhoods across the country are putting those plushy pals in the windows as a social distancing activity for kids that lets them “go on a bear hunt” to try to spot as many bears as possible.

The bear hunt concept is based off a children’s book called, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Myszka Reeck lives in Rivers Edge in Wilmington and said that her neighborhood has been doing this.

“Of course, everyone needs to stay six feet apart,” Reeck said. “But it is outside and something fun.”

Reeck said she has friends in the Charlotte and Houston areas who have been doing this as well.

WECT’s sister station, KCBD shared a story of Lubbock and Levelland, Texas neighborhoods participating too.

Reeck says it would be fun to mix up what is put in the windows.

“Who knows? Next week we could do funny faces,” she said.

Have you seen any bears pop up in windows in your neighborhood?


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