This is an activity pack for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters or anyone taking care of toddlers or preschoolers who wants some fun, easy and book related activities. This pack is based on the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. For more information about these packs, visit my blog: iHeartSpeech.com !
A DAY W I T H YO U
T WERE GOING ON A BEAR HUN 1. READ THE BOOK 2. CRAFT TIME - BINOCULARS T 3. OUTSIDE PLAY - BEAR HUN 4. SNACK - TEDDY GRAHAMS 5. INSIDE PLAY - PAW PRINT OBSTACLE COURSE 6. GUMMY BEAR SORTING 7. MORE TO EAT 8. BOOK SUGGESTIONS 9. MOVIE SUGGESTIONS 10. NOTES
A day with you can be memorable ifit is more than just a day spent in front of the TV, destroying the house and eating a cold can of Spaghetti-Os! With a little planning, this packet and an adult ready for fun, moms time away can be a positive experience for everyone! In this activity set, adults and kids can enjoy a simple story that is appropriate for children ages one through ve. Were Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen is a classic repetition chant with building anticipation that culminates with an exciting encounter with a bear. The story is perfect for a dad to read with his children! As a Speech Language Pathologist, I am always interested in the language development that will occur when I do an activity, so here is some of what your child will experience (you dont even have to tell them that they are doing a lesson!). Repetition of phrases and sentences builds reading comprehension skills. The descriptive phrases develop understanding of proper word order and help children become more descriptive when they talk. Acting out the story improves sequencing skills. Following directions during multiple activities develops listening skills and improves following directions at other times! Math skills are developed during sorting tasks. Searching for a hidden bear develops problem solving skills. Your child will experience these and so much more!
Shopping ListGrocery Store gummy bears Teddy Grahams fresh fruit for snack time something for dinner Retail Store (anything you need from the Items on Hand list that you dont have at home!) Items On Hand construction paper crayons or markers stickers scissors glue and tape stuffed bear blanket
Preparations1. Print out packet. 2. Go to library and pick up books and movies about bears
- See suggested lists further in packet (sections 8 & 9) - Librarians are great at giving suggestions for materials if you cannot nd the suggested ones!
3. Print multiple copies of Paw Prints and cut out. 4. Fill in the Schedule so that the adult knows what to do and when! 5. Fill in Section 7 with what you want them to eat for lunch or dinner. 6. Relax knowing they are all having a great time!
You guys are going to have a great day!Make your time with the kids super special something to talk to mom about when she gets home - by following these simple activities!
1 . R E AD IN G T IM ERead the story... it all starts here. Most of the other activities need the background of the story to make sense! This is fun, simple story that you can make more fun by the sounds you make when the characters are walking through the different places! We love to read the end super fast as they are running from the bear. Have a great time with this book!
HAVE FUN WITH THE SILLY NOISES!
2 . C RAF T TI ME - BI NO C U L AR SMaterials needed - paper towel tube cut or two toilet paper tubes, construction paper strip, tape, stickers and markers.
Directions - Have your child decorate a strip of construction paper with stickers, crayons, markers, etc.. Then, attach the tubes together with a strip of construction paper and tape. Use these binoculars when you are on your bear hunt!
3 . OUTSI D E G A M E - B EA R H U N TMaterials - Teddy bear, blanket placed at the beginning of your huntDirections - Hide a teddy bear outside and act out the story using the ideas and obstacles that are in the book.You can go through a forest in your shrubs, swim through a baby pool or step in mud! You can pretend to swim as you walk down the sidewalk. Walk through imaginary mud on the driveway. Take a walk around your house and act out the story (any parts that you want) until you nd the bear. Then go backwards through your yard until you end at the beginning and hide under the blanket! If you go for a hunt on the way to the park, you dont have to run home!
4 . SN AC K TI ME !Teddy Grahams are a quick and easy snack. Add in some fresh fruit and your snack will be complete!
5. I N SI D E PL AY - O BS TAC L E C OUR SEMaterials - multiple copies of the paw print page.
Directions - You will be creating an obstacle course for your child. Using objects around your house such as chairs, pillows, couches, etc... Place the paw prints in a path for your child to follow! Have fun pretending to be lumbering bears! I like to end the hunt with the teddy bear in a cave. You can then read the story again or a new story about bears!
6. G UM M Y BE A R SO RTI N GMaterials - Gummy Bear Sorting Chart (one for each person, including you dad!), gummy bears
Directions - Using the attached chart, graph the colors of gummy bears that each person has. Hand out a reasonable number of gummy bears and one at a time sort the bears by color by placing them on the gummy bear chart.You can count the bears, talk about which color has more or less bears and talk about colors of the bears. Then enjoy eating the bears!!
7 . M OR E TO E ATMom - write down what you want them to have for lunch or dinner!
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8 . BO O K S U G G E S TI ON SWere Going on a Lion Hunt by Margery Cuyler Teddy Bear Picnic by JImmy Kennedy Corduroy by Don Freeman Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle Jesse Bear,What will you Wear? by Nancy W Carlstrom Goldilocks and the Three Bears
9 . M OVI E S U G G E S T I ON SAny Winnie the Pooh movie Any Berenstain Bears movie Any Care Bears movie Bear in the Big Blue House by Buena Vista Home Entertainment Disneys Jungle Book
Disclaimer: Please review movies to make sure that they are appropriate for your child before showing them to your child. Parents are responsible for what they show their child.
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Gummy Bear Sorting
print one per person playing
Place a handful of gummy bears here!
Print as many copies of this page as you want to make your obstacle course!
Bonus Activity! Print 1-2 copies of this page to color and hide for a bear hunt! After designing each bear, cut them out and hide them around the room and have your child search for them!