Sign Language: Sleep
Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
Rhyme: “Here is a Cave”
Here is a cave. Inside is a bear. (bend fingers on one hand; put thumb inside)
Now he comes out to get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)
He stays out all summer in sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest for berries to eat. (move thumb in a circle)
When snow starts to fall, he hurries inside
His warm little cave and there he will hide. (put thumb inside fingers)
Snow covers the cave like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps all cozy and snug. (place one hand over the other)
Book: Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
Puppet Story: “Where is Bear?”
Where is Bear? Where is Bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
Repeat with snake, bat, hedgehog
Song: “Big Brown Bear” — Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun
Book: Hibernation by Margaret Hall
Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Learning Station: Where is Thumbkin?
Book: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!