DIY Storytime – Bears

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of BEARS whenever is convenient for your family.

BOOKS:

book bear's new friendBear’s New Friend
• Written by Karma Wilson
• Illustrated by Jane Chapman
• Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
• Presented by Happy Cultivated
Bear and the other woodland animals make a new friend.
https://video.link/w/fRdFc
Homeschool Preschool shows you How to Make a Quick Teddy Bear Snack for Kids:
https://homeschoolpreschool.net/teddy-bear-toast/

book there's a bear on my chairThere’s a Bear on My Chair
• Written and illustrated by Ross Collins
• Published by Nosy Crow
• Presented by Sandbox Storytime
A funny story about a mouse who is angry at a bear who takes over his chair.
https://video.link/w/vRdFc
Fun Learning for Kids has a Feed the Bear Alphabet Activity. Make a bear face from a paper bag: https://funlearningforkids.com/feed-the-bear-alphabet-activity/
And the Alphabet Fish Printable link is here:
https://funlearningforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Alphabet-Fish-Printable.pdf

book more bearsMore Bears!
• Written by Kenn Nesbitt
• Illustrated by Troy Cummings
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Mr. Crimins
An author wants to write a story without any bears, but is forced to add some when children demand “More bears!”
https://video.link/w/3RdFc
Creative Family Fun has lots of links to The Cutest Bear Crafts for Kids:
https://creativefamilyfun.net/bear-crafts-for-kids/

SONGS:

The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Super Simple Songs
https://video.link/w/RRdFc

Teddy Bear Picnic by Kids Songs Club
https://video.link/w/taeFc

Rockabye Your Bear by The Wiggles
https://video.link/w/hSdFc

RHYMES AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES:

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around (turn around)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground (touch the floor)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high (hold hands above head)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky. (stand on tiptoes while reaching up)

Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your nose (touch your nose)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes (touch your toes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees (touch your knees)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please. (sit down)

Five Little Bears

(hold up your fingers as you count up and down)

One little bear, wondering what to do
Along came another bear, then there were two.

Two little bears, climbing up a tree
Along came another bear, then there were three.

Three little bears, eat an apple core
Along came another bear, then there were four.

Four little bears, eating honey from a hive
Along came another bear, then there were five.

Five little bears heard a loud roar
One ran away, then there were four.

Four little bears, climbing up a tree
One slid down, then there were three.

Three little bears, deciding what to do
One fell asleep, then there were two.

Two little bears, having lots of fun
One went home, and the there was one.

One little bear, feeling all alone
Ran to his mother, then there were none.

We’re Goin’ on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
https://video.link/w/2SdFc

Chorus:
We’re goin’ on a bear hunt (march in place for all of the chorus)
We’re gonna to catch a big one, (spread out arms)
We’re not scared (shake head)
What a beautiful day! (point to the sky)

Uh-uh! Grass! (stop marching)
Long wavy grass. (make a waving motion with one hand)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! (pretend to push grass aside with your hands)

Chorus:
We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh! A river! (stop marching)
A deep cold river. (shiver as if you are cold)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Splash splosh! Splash splosh! (pretend to swim)

Chorus:
We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh! Mud! (stop marching)
Thick oozy mud. (lift a foot slowly, like it’s stuck in mud)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Squelch squish! Squelch squish! (lift one foot slowly, then the other)

Chorus:
We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh! A forest! (stop marching)
A big dark forest. (shade your eyes)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Stumble trip! Stumble trip! (skip in place)

Chorus:
We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh! A snowstorm! (stop marching)
A swirling whirling snowstorm. (wiggle fingers to show snow falling)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo! (slide from side to side)

Chorus:
We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh! A cave! (stop marching)
A narrow gloomy cave. (hug yourself like you are trying to be small)
We can’t go over it. (put a hand above your head)
We can’t go under it. (put a hand down low)
Oh, no!
We’ve got to go through it! (put both arms in front and then separate them)
Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! (tiptoe in place)
WHAT’S THAT! (stop and point)
One shiny wet nose! (touch your nose)
Two big furry ears! (touch your ears)
Two big goggly eyes! (point to your eyes)
IT’S A BEAR! (touch your cheeks like you are surprised)

Quick!
Back through the cave! (run in place)
Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! (tiptoe in place)
Back through the snowstorm! (run in place)
Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo! (slide from side to side)
Back through the forest! (run in place)
Stumble trip! Stumble trip! (skip in place)
Back through the mud! (run in place)
Squelch squish! Squelch squish! (lift one foot slowly, then the other)
Back through the river! (run in place)
Splash splosh! Splash splosh! (pretend to swim)
Back through the grass! (run in place)
Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! (pretend to push grass aside with you hands)
Get to our front door. (run in place)
Open the door. (pretend to open door)
Up the stairs (run in place)
Oh, no! We forgot to shut the door!
Back downstairs. (run in place)
Shut the door. (pretend to shut door)
Back upstairs (run in place)
Into bed. Under the covers (cover your head with your arms)
We‘re not going on a bear hunt again! (shake head)

bear coloring page

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