The almost 30 year old children’s story, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” by Michael Rosen, has become a safe, fun pastime for parents and children alike. People are placing teddy bears in their windows for parents to drive their children around their neighborhoods to spot, while keeping safe social distancing. 

In the book, three children and their parents and the family dog face their fears and trek through tall grass, swim across a river, slosh through mud, hike through a forest, fight their way through a snowstorm, and tiptoe through a cave in order to find a bear.

In real life, the bear hunt should be much easier, as many stuffed bears are currently waiting in windows to be found.

In Lawrence County , there are a reported 80 sightings just in in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie.   Plus some sightings around Portia. We hear that some bears are in Imboden. Let’s all join in on the fun!

In order to participate just placed a stuffed teddy bear in your window or on your front porch for children to spot, just make sure they are visible from the street. 

Please remember that social distancing is very critical in keeping our community safe. 

If you don’t have access to the book, here is an animated cartoon version to watch before you go bear hunting!  We love this story!

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen