Introduction: What do we know about bears? Where do they live? What do they like to eat? What do they do in the winter? Learn the sign language sign for bear.
Book: Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead
Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg & Steve: Kids in Action
Book: The Red Sled by Lita Judge
Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” – Kimbo International: Teach a Toddler
Book: Maybe a Bear Ate It by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
Book: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep by Maureen Wright
Craft: Bear Masks, decorated with glue and coffee grounds. This was a fun and slightly messy project. Several parents mentioned they were glad we did it at the library instead of at home but really clean-up was a breeze. For my younger group this week, we painted the same masks with a mixture of coffee (for the brown color) & shaving cream – this added texture and dimension and was good fine motor skills practice.