Opening song with bear puppet
Rhyme: My Bear (using puppet)
My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)
Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor
Flannel: (from My Storytime Life blog)
Polar bear’s not tired,
He wants to play!
He wants to catch the RED ball today.
Is this the red ball? (etc.)
Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg and Steve: Kids in Action
Book: Bear and Hare: Where’s Bear? by Emily Gravett
Song: Grizzly Bears (Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”)
Grizzly bears are big and brown, (stretch up tall)
Big and brown, big and brown,
Grizzly bears are big and brown,
And live in the woods.
Polar bears are soft and white, (rub arms)
Soft and white, soft and white,
Polar bears are soft and white,
And live where it’s cold.
Teddy bears are just my size, (hug pretend bear)
Just my size, just my size,
Teddy bears are just my size,
To cuddle with at night.
Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off
Song: If You’re A Bear and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a polar bear and you know it…clap your paws
If you’re a black bear and you know it…show your teeth
Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade
Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties
Craft: Bear on tissue paper squares and paper plate