Monday, January 30, 2012

Bear Activities and Stories!


We had a bear day!


We're Going on a Bear Hunt story board and book.  This story is great for description words and repetitive patterns.


Homeschool Creations has a great resource with printables and additional links for this story.

We used these printable cards to reinforce the words over, through, and under.


We used our story animal popsicle stick puppets.


We played with our Goldilocks and the Three Bears felt board story.


Butterfly read and followed counting cards that I had made for her, with our Three Bears Counters.




and our Beginners Balance to play with equal to and not equal to weight.




We read Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap!  It's a story about a little bear who doesn't want to hibernate like the rest of his bear family and instead travels down south with his geese friends!


We read more about Bears and hibernation during the Winter.


It was a Beary Good Day!


18 comments:

  1. Lots of good bear ideas! We're Going on a Bear Hunt is on my to-do list with my little guy. I see those colorful/counting bears every where thinking we may need to get some soon ;-)

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    1. Yes, the bear manipulatives are very handy! and very cute!

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  2. Super cute. I love the story board.

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  3. I LOVE the bear theme and these activities are great! Thanks for sharing! Since you too are going all out with prepositions, I also love the Berenstein Bears "Inside, Outside, Upside Down" book with a real dump truck, shoe box and teddy bear to act it out, and another Berenstein Bears book called "Bears in the night". I print out the coordinating pictures (ex: bridge, lake, etc) give each kid a teddy bear and a blanket and the pretend to be the bears in the night. So fun!

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    1. Thanks for the awesome ideas Kim! I'm going to have to check out these Berenstein books!

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  4. I rally like the Goldilocks felt board pieces in your post did you make them? Cute ideas. I used your idea of making the cards with I see bears... You can see ours this Sunday on my blog 1mommysjourney.weebly.com.
    Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thanks! I did make them :) Send me an email when you have your post up on Sunday! Would love a reminder to come see!

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  5. Could you email me your printables for the bear prepositions with the cave?
    Thank you!
    grubbs.robin@yahoo.com

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  6. There are all super great ideas! I love how you showed the bear going through the cave. I made some of the bear cards to include in a fine motor bin in my classroom. I'm planning on sharing a blog post about all my bins soon and was wondering if it would be alright with you if I generated a printable set of the bear cards? They would be free, so I wouldn't be making a profit and a link for where I got the idea would given to your blog! Please let me know you thoughts! You can email me at eblecki@udel.edu, or reply to my comment! :) Many thanks!!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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    1. Thanks Erin for your note. I would love a referral back to my blog, so glad Rockabye Butterfly inspired you! :) When you have your post up, come by here again and leave the link so I can come see too! :)

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    2. Thank you so much! I just put up my post on how I am using the bear counting cards with a link to download the free version, and a link back to your blog!

      Thanks again! Here's the link: http://creatingandteaching.blogspot.com/2012/12/lets-talk-fine-motor-freebie-included.html

      Erin

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  7. Great activities for We're Going on a Bear Hunt! I featured your over, under, and through activity and photo in my Montessori-Inspired Literature-Based Activities post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/05/13/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-literature-based-activities-for-preschoolers/

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  8. This is very creative and differentiated!

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