Osceola neighbors are going bear hunting to cope with quarantine

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Amidst a state-wide stay at home order to help flatten the curve, neighborhoods across Michiana are finding creative ways to stay hopeful.

Families in Osceola are going bear hunting, but it’s not what you think.

Inspired by the children's book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, Osceola neighbors are placing bears, bunnies and other stuffed animals on their window sills to give area families something to do amidst indiana’s stay at home order.

Neighbors are posting locations on a Facebook page to make it a little easier, but it’s up to area kids and parents to find them.

They’re hoping this extra excuse to get out of the house will make it a little easier to stay active—both physically and mentally.

“I saw a post on Facebook about going on a bear hunt and it sounded like a good idea either walking or driving to give kids something to do while they’re on this stay at home order. Just to give us all hope. This is a temporary situation, we don’t know how long it’s going to last. So i think any little thing we can do each other just to be kind," said participating neighbor, Kathy Riland Hinton.

Take a look at their creative bear hunt in the video above. 

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