Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Storytime: Bears

I'm currently doing a 2s Storytime at one library, and a 3-5 Storytime at another. So in order to maintain some sanity, I'm trying to pick one theme for both each week and adapt it for the different ages. Some of my 2s are REALLY little and some of my 5s are already in school.


Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Bears in Snow by Shirley Parenteau
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Where Does the Brown Bear Go? by Nicki Weiss


'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear'
'Where Is Bear?' to the tune of Thumbkin
'Ten Bears in a Bed'

'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.
Ten in A Bed

2s Activity:
I took some printouts of the animals from Brown Bear, Brown Bear and added them to the story cube. I rolled the cube and had the 2s act like the animal that I rolled each time. They could growl like bear or jump like a frog, etc.

3-5s Craft:

Pinterest is not lacking in bear/hibernation crafts, that's for sure! My favorite go-to bear template is below - just color, add a cave (with a door of course) some snow and you are good to go!
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