We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Teddy Bear Hunting has become a thing around my neighbourhood as we self-isolate during 2020 because of Covid-19. With playgrounds and parks shut, the idea is that children spot teddy bears at other people’s homes while they are out walking.


I laughed out loud when I spotted my first teddy bear on an early morning week and each subsequent bear (or stuffed animal) that I have spotted has brought me joy.


Some bears are shy and hard to find.


I’ve also spotted rabbits during my walks around the neighbourhood. Coming up to Easter, various Premiers of Australian states have put out formal communications to ease the minds of worried children to advise that the Easter Bunny is exempt from travel restrictions. Phew!!


Hey, hey, we’re the Monkeys!

Some bears (and their families) are taking holidays in their own front yards.


I spotted what I thought were two bears in a garden in the following photo, but I was wrong. Not sure if the people who live here are getting ready early for next Christmas or if they are complete slackers! Either way, the reindeer and toy soldier made me smile.


The signs are everywhere and are delightful.

Some bears are happiest when they are just hanging around…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are always around when something fun is happening.


The idea has come from a children’s book called We’re Going on A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.