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