We’re going on a bear hunt! We’re going to catch a big one!
There’s just something about that rhyme that kids love!
This week, we’re learning about bears (and hibernating) and of course, we had to read this book:
Don’t have the book? You can “read” it on SchoolTube!!
We still had the bear cave set up from yesterday’s activities, so it worked out perfectly there. We decided to turn our hallway into the path from the book. To begin, we checked the book and the made matching decorations for both the hallway and kitchen, leading the way to the bear cave!
Tall Grass. Cold River
Of course, we had to do the motions and the sound effects as we “walked” through these areas.
This was our muddy swamp. A brown sheet would have been much more realistic, but alas — I don’t have one.
Instead of making new trees for the “Stumble-Trip” forest, I just used our Christmas tree from the Alphabet Tree activity.
These were the snowflakes in the big storm, cut from coffee filters. Quick and Easy.
At the end of the “hunt”, there were usually one or two bears waiting inside the cave. We peeked in and were greeted by a fierce “ROAR!” Of course, we ran back through the kitchen, back down the hallway and into the bedroom. The kids jumped onto the bed and covered up!
This activity was a huge hit and covered a bunch of things from the preschool checklist!
Be Sure to Check out These Free Printables!
- Going on a Bear Hunt Pack by Homeschool Creations
- Use the “All About” Chart Kelli made to chart facts about brown bears or grizzly bears.
Coordinating Toddler Activity:
- Go on a super simple bear hunt using a teddy bear and this post by Rainy Day Mum!
Check Off Your List:
- Reading Comprehension
- Scissor Practice (if your kids help with the grass or snowflakes)
- Retelling stories
- Remembering objects from a picture
- Understand over and under
- Understands fast and slow
- Able to march
- Going On A Bear Hunt (LP Version) by Veggie Tales (love this whole album!)
- B is for Bear (including Bear Hunt) by Rockabye Butterfly (very cute!)
About the Author:
Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.