Bear Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with polar 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)

Sign language for bear (cross arms over chest and scratch twice)

Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor

if you were a panda bear

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
If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it…growl out loud

Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

Book: Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

orange pear apple bear

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.
(Credit: Jbrary)

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Goodbye rhyme

Craft: Glue yarn pieces onto a picture of a bear