Bear Story Time – Baby

Opening song with bear puppet

Rhyme: My Bear (using a bear 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.

Sign language for bear

Book: Mama’s Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri

mamas little bears

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker (bounce)
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Book: Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabcovich

sleepy bear

Song: “Teddy Bear” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor (slowly lift baby)
Down (bring baby back down)

Book (choral): Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

orange pear apple bear

Song (shaky eggs): “Can You Shake Your Egg With Me?” (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Can you shake your egg with me,
Shake your egg along with me
It’s as easy as can be
Now put it on your knee!
(Repeat with head, tummy, etc.)
(Credit: Nancy Stewart,

Song (shaky eggs): “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” – Susie Tallman: Animal Sounds

Closing rhyme