NEIGHBORHOODS: ‘Teddy-bear hunting’

10:28 AM: Yes, it’s OK to go out for a walk (or run, or bike ride) during the stay-home order. We’ve featured a few neighborhood displays meant to provide something for neighbors to see on their walks – and this one seems to be gaining traction here as well as across the nation. Sean is the latest to send word of sightings for “teddy-bear hunts” – if you have a bear, put it in your window, so kids walking by will see it. The photos above are from a friend of his who spotted several in Highland Park; Sean has one in his window near 35th/Thistle. What’s in YOUR neighborhood windows? or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

10:57 AM: Thanks to the texter who sent that photo from North Admiral (near 45th/Seattle)!

4:28 PM: Thanks to 6-year-old Tino for the photo from 12th/Holden!

ADDED THURSDAY NIGHT: Three bear photos via text – 20th/Thistle:


And from Julia on 41st in North Admiral:

ADDED: From Valerie near Madison Middle School:

And from Monica on Palm Avenue in North Admiral:

41 Replies to "NEIGHBORHOODS: 'Teddy-bear hunting'"

  • just wondering March 26, 2020 (11:17 am)

    I only have a little stuffed white lamb but I put it in my window!

  • 1000amys March 26, 2020 (11:42 am)

    We found a few in Puget Ridge!

  • Loretta March 26, 2020 (11:59 am)

    Draw one!

  • AMD March 26, 2020 (12:11 pm)

    No bears, so I chose a different animal.  Maybe finding a non-bear can be part of the hunt?

    • WSB March 26, 2020 (12:18 pm)

      Good point. We have some non-bear animals too. Will assign one to window patrol.

  • Gina March 26, 2020 (12:26 pm)

    I have a Christmas bunny.

    • Carolyn March 26, 2020 (3:59 pm)

      No bears but see if you can find the 🍀Gnomes🍄

  • QuarantineCat March 26, 2020 (12:35 pm)

    Noticed a bear @SW Myrtle St/Fauntleroy SW & I have a sheep @Fauntleroy Way SW/Findlay.

  • justme March 26, 2020 (12:52 pm)

    Got my bunny and a “Hi” message!

  • Big bear March 26, 2020 (1:53 pm)

    Come by Alaska St between 45th and 46th! Can you find all 4 bears?

  • ACG March 26, 2020 (2:28 pm)

    Love this idea!  If we don’t have a bear, we will set another stuffy in a window!!

  • wsresident March 26, 2020 (2:28 pm)

    Thank you for posting this!  On our daily walk, there were 2 more bears than yesterday, but one house that had one up yesterday forgot to put it back today.  Don’t forget each morning!  This makes our walks so much more fun!Unfortunately, we also found an empty amazon box on the sidewalk about 3 houses down and on the opposite side of the street from the address on the box.  We see a lot of packages on the doorsteps and I think most people are home, so make sure to check frequently because there are still some bold people stealing things while so many are home.

    • Justme March 26, 2020 (8:10 pm)

      Ours is waving on 44th between Spokane & Hinds!

  • Robin March 26, 2020 (3:23 pm)

    My kids are really excited to go bear hunting!  Thank you neighbors for adding some fun to our walks!

  • Paula March 26, 2020 (3:33 pm)

    No bears, but I left a carrot. They’re good for your eyesight 

  • Chris March 26, 2020 (3:52 pm)

     One block north of Madison middle school on 45th. Dancing bears for all you deadheads out there

  • Alice Kuder March 26, 2020 (4:03 pm)

    Maybe someone (WSB – hint, hint) could create a map similar to the garage sale map, to show where participating homes can be found :)

  • G March 26, 2020 (4:12 pm)

    Look for rainbows too 🌈 

  • Little Bear of Shorewood March 26, 2020 (4:23 pm)

    Will put Teddy out now – Shorewood on the Sound. What a great idea! You might see a live kitty peeking out now and then, too!

  • Lindsay March 26, 2020 (4:58 pm)

    I love this. Two of my kids’ old favorites are waiting in the window to spark some joy for little ones out walking around the neighborhood! We’re on Hanford and 51st near the trail to Schmitz Park. 

  • Colleen March 26, 2020 (5:09 pm)

    There’s one waiting to be found on 47th SW between Frontenac and Myrtle.

  • Colleen March 26, 2020 (5:13 pm)

    This teddy is here to find on 47th SW between Frontenac and Myrtle.

  • barbara s spector March 26, 2020 (6:32 pm)

    My friend just put some in his window.@48th SW between Beach Drive SW and Holly SW.

  • ML March 26, 2020 (9:13 pm)

    I put one in a window on 34th and Juneau! 

  • JunctionDads March 26, 2020 (9:41 pm)

    46th and Oregon! Our daughter was standing at her window this afternoon waiting for kids to walk by!

  • Carey March 27, 2020 (6:30 am)

    Don’t know if it’s still going on but I have a dragon I my window on Monroe and 37th

  • Goddess Andraste March 27, 2020 (10:00 am)

    I don’t have a bear, but Sven will now stand watch in our bay window here in Highland Park/Riverview.

  • Justin March 27, 2020 (10:43 am)

    My son snapped out of bed this morning when I told him about this effort. One of his favorite stuffed bears (he does have a bit of a collection of “stuffies”) is now in the front room window.

  • tania March 27, 2020 (1:36 pm)

    Does WSB have access to the Highland Park NextDoor group? There’s a post with over 100 locations! Trying to figure out if a map like the Halloween Candy map is possible…  

    • WSB March 27, 2020 (1:39 pm)

      Hi, thanks, but no, we do not and cannot use that platform, whose out-of-town owners are hostile to journalists, and which is invisible to nonmembers. We very purposefully maintain a visible-to-all website and appreciate everyone who posts here (and the tens of thousands who read WSB!) so that the information is available on an open, truly local online resource. Thank you. We publish things like this to inspire folks in every neighborhood, no map necessary! – TR

  • Admiral Mom March 27, 2020 (2:06 pm)

    Check us out on Palm Ave in North Admiral.

  • Naomi March 27, 2020 (8:06 pm)

    We have a rainbow and a bear on Walnut Street in between Hinds and Hanford. One block South of the West Seattle HS. 

  • Bears on Lyons Ave NE March 28, 2020 (7:36 am)

    Bears in East Renton Highlands on Lyons Avenue NE. Careful of the Lion. The Bears are!

  • Mary O’Connor March 28, 2020 (3:31 pm)

  • Mary March 28, 2020 (3:59 pm)

  • Marjurie March 30, 2020 (1:51 pm)

    Find this fluffy wolf on 47th Ave SW between SW Dakota and SW Andover St.

  • Amanda March 31, 2020 (9:42 pm)

    No bear but a giraffe is hanging out at 57th and Alki :) 

  • Jude March 31, 2020 (10:52 pm)

    Bear spotted on 28th Ave SW and Trenton St

  • Midi April 1, 2020 (9:15 am)

    I just put a giant stuffed shark in my front window (it was a Christmas gift from someone!) with a teddy bear riding the shark. I feel like that may earn bonus points.

  • Nick April 1, 2020 (4:54 pm)
    1. 20th Ave S. between S. Dearborn St. and S. Charles St. 
  • Baby Bear's mom April 9, 2020 (10:30 am)

    Look for Baby Bear. 45th and Stevens.

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