Read your favorite books about bears. Our favorite bear books are;
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Megumi and the Bear by Irma Gold and illustrated by Craig Phillips
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
· Various shades of brown construction paper
· Black construction paper
· White construction paper
Use white construction paper as background. Glue scraps of torn construction paper onto white paper to create an image of a bear.
· Slices of toast
· Peanut butter
· Sliced bananas
Spread peanut butter onto toast. Place a slice of banana onto both corners of top side of toast. Place a slice of banana into the center of the toast. Add a raisin to the middle of each banana slice. Serve!
Read; "Paddington" by Michael Bond
Assist Children in creating their own Paddington using a toilet paper roll and construction paper.
Red, brown and blue construction paper, toilet paper roll, glue, and a black pen or crayon.
Measure and cut blue construction paper to cover 3/4 of the toilet paper roll, cut a V-shaped notch in the top-middle of the paper before pasting onto the roll. Next, using the red construction paper, cut a half circle shape and paste to top of roll. Using brown construction paper cut out two long ovals, to be used as arms, use your black pen to draw 3 lines to create paws before pasting onto your roll. Using the same brown construction paper, cut two circles to create feet and draw 3 lines to create toes before gluing onto bottom of roll. Finally, draw on jacket clasps, and face to your very own Paddington.
Print out of template (below), brown paint, brown construction paper, wiggly eyes, glue, and a black pen or crayon
Assist children in painting their B brown, and allow to dry. Cut out 7 circles from your brown construction paper. On 4 of the brown circles, draw lines to make them look like paws. On two of the circles, draw crescents to look like ears. On the final circle draw a nose and mouth. Glue on all 4 paws, nose, wiggly eyes, and ears.
Paper plate, brown paint, brown construction paper, wiggly eyes, black pompom, black pen, and glue
Paint plate brown, and allow to dry. Use brown construction paper to cut 2 circles for ears.Once plate is dry, glue on wiggly eyes, pompom nose, and ears. Use pen to draw on a mouth for your bear.
Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below), metal fasteners or "brads", scissors, glue and colored pencils or crayons
Directions; have children color bear features. Assist children in cutting out template. poke metal fasteners into X mark on limbs, and then poke them through the X mark on the body shape and fasten them in the back. Glue ears onto ears on body shape.