Go on a Bear Hunt Around Northbrook

Join a Community Bear Hunt (May 1–June 30)

How to get involved

To participate in this fun community scavenger hunt, simply place a bear (a teddy bear, drawing, photo, coloring page, etc.) in your window or on your door for children to enjoy spotting as they go for walks in the neighborhood. How many can you spot?  

About the Bear Hunt

In this time of social distancing, Bear Hunts are uniting communities around the world by channeling the joy of the beloved children's book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen into a fun outdoor activity. With support from the Village of Northbrook, Northbrook Park District, and the Northbrook Public Library, it's another way that we can show that together we are #NorthbrookStrong.

Print out a bear to place in your window

If you don't have a teddy bear handy (or even if you do) we encourage you to show off your creative side by printing a coloring page or a full-color version of the bear to place in your window. Feel free to display more than one bear!

Bear to color            

Share your bear

We would love to see your bear! Tag a photo of your bear with #NorthbrookBearHunt and share it with us on social media. 

Village: Facebook & Twitter
Park District: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
Library: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Spot a bear ... they're everywhere

Besides making appearances around town, watch closely, and you might see a bear making a surprise appearance in our social media posts or in one of the library's virtual programs for kids. The Northbrook Bear Hunt is happening everywhere! 

More fun ways to continue the Bear Hunt at home

Bear Books on Axis 360

Read books about bears on Axis 360. Log in using your school account or Northbrook Library Card. Need a card?

Enjoy Michael Rosen, the author of Going on a Bear Hunt reading his famous book!