Bears!

(These are very old storytimes, so I don’t remember every detail about them. Instead of my regular post, I’m just going to write down the plan & craft, with a brief commentary on how it went.)

Books

A Very Curious Bear by Tony Mitton


Bear Flies High by Michael Rosen


Bears On Chairs by Shirley Parenteau


Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Extension Activities
Flannelboard: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Action Rhyme: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the sky
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your knees
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, sit down please

Song: “If You’re a Bear and You Know It” (tune of “If You’re Happy…”)
If you’re a panda bear and you know it, clap your paws
If you’re a panda bear and you know it, clap your paws
If you’re a panda bear and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re a panda bear and you know it, clap your paws

If you’re a polar bear and you know it, show your teeth
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, show your teeth
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, show your teeth

If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it, growl real loud
If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it, growl real loud
If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it, growl real loud

Craft
Bear Puppet – I don’t remember at all where I got the template for this.

How It Went
This was my first storytime after a *LONG* hiatus and I was nervous! And I’m pretty sure that the kids caught on to that. Overall, I picked some longer books for my crowd of mostly 2/3s. Should have had some shorter ones and a few more stretchers to grab their attention. The craft was a great one though — went a lot better then I thought it would.

4 Comments on “Bears!”

  1. Emma
    June 28, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Hi Katie!! I love your Blog!! So inspiring! Started a blog of my own yesterday – the idea is to promote French for Toddlers through songs, stories, craft etc. I can tell that I am going to be visiting you very often as I aspire to create a blog that’s half as good as yours!!
    Emma :o)

    http://frenchfortoddlers@blogspot.co.uk

    • Katie
      June 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Thank you for the high compliments — I will definitely be checking your blog out!

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