Fuzzy bears, floppy bears, cuddly bears too.
Big bears, small bears and bears at the zoo!
1. Eric Carle Style Bears: This one is great for little one's.
2. "Paw Prints": Hand prints
4. Pattern Stamping: I used a plastic bear figurine and a paw print stamp. You can also make your own stamps out of fun foam and a block/piece of wood.
5. Coffee & Cinnamon Bears
6. Hungry Bear Collage: Cut out different types of foods that bears like to eat from your weekly grocery store flyers and glue them to a piece of paper to make a lovely collage.
Sort them in to size/colour/texture/type (polar, brown, black)
Line them up from biggest to smallest. Talk about 1st, 2nd , 3rd etc. Small, smaller, smallest, big, bigger, biggest, medium
See if you can make a pattern: big/small, fuzzy/smooth
Count them, forwards and backwards
- Go for a letter walk and find the letter Bb! Look on signs, vehicles, stores.
- Alphabet Soup: Put some magnet letters in a pot and let your child pick one out. Practice the name and the sound
- Find Bb's everywhere! Look in books, magazines, computer/tablets, food packaging
- Practice printing the letter Bb in the air, in a tray of rice/sand, on paper, with paint
- Have a letter-rific snack: Munch on some Alphabets cereal or alphabet soup, see what letters you find.
Number Recognition and Sequencing:
- Honey Pot Number Matching: See Printouts
- Gummy Bear or Teddy Graham Counting: Count from 0-10/20 and back again as you eat them.
- Paw Print Counting: Click here for printout
Set up centers using some of the listed activities and crafts.
- Going on a Bear Hunt #1: Gather up some bears, have your child close there eyes and count to ten while you hide the bears around the room. Then go find them! Great on a rainy day.
- Going on a Bear Hunt #2: Hide & Seek: Have the person who is it pretend to be the Mama bear looking for her cubs.
- Paw Print Hopscotch: Just like regular hopscotch but make the spaces in the shape of paw print. Have your child pretend to be the baby bear following Mama bear.
- Let's Be Bears!: Think of all the ways that bears move and see if you can do it too. Bears can climb, run, jump, roll, swim, scoop fish, dig a den, lay in the sunshine, jump, stand up and be scary, curl up and go to sleep.
- Stacking Bears: Using some bear figurines see how many you can stack before they fall over.
- Play dough Bears: Use brown, black and or white play dough to make some bears.
- Sticker Pictures: Find some bear stickers and make a picture or pattern.
- Colouring: See if you can draw a bear, or find some bear colouring pages.
- Cereal Bb's: Print B b on a piece of paper or cardboard. Have your child place cereal (oat circles) along the lines to form the letter Bb. Then eat them!
See The Sleeping Grizzly Bear (Tune: Sleeping Bunnies)
Hibernation Song (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Library: Favourite Books
Bears are omnivores, which means they will eat anything. Try some of their favourite foods.
Have a picky eater? Try having them pretend they are a bear…bears eat anything!