Hibernation Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Sleep

Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bear Snores On Cover Image

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

Hibernation Station Cover Image

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

hibernation cover image

Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Learning Station: Where is Thumbkin?

Book: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

old bear cover image

Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!

Closing Rhyme