More Communities Creating a “Bear Hunt” for Children and Families

The Harrisonville School District invites the Harrisonville community to join us for a bit of fun to begin the month of April.

We’d like to invite everyone to participate in our Bear Hunt, April 1-15. Here’s the concept: homes and businesses will place teddy bears (or other stuffed animals) in their windows. Then, families can take a walk (practicing social distancing) or drive to find the bears. This idea is based off of the book by Michael Rosen, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.”

For homes and businesses:

Place a teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) in your window by April 1. Check that you can see the bear from the sidewalk and street. Leave the bear in the window through April 15.

If you want your business or home on our Bear Hunt map which will be posted on Facebook, follow this link to add your address by April 1-

You do not have to fill out the form to participate.

For families, here are some ideas to go along with your Bear Hunt:

Have your child write about your hunt when you get home. Which bear did you like the best? What was the hardest part of the hunt?

Watch this video featuring Michael Rosen, author of “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” –

Count the bears and then make a chart that shows how many bears you found.

Draw a picture of you and your family on your bear hunt or draw a map of your bear hunt.

Pick a type of bear & do some research on it.

Take pictures while you’re on the hunt & post on Facebook with #HvilleBearHunt20.