Materials Needed: Copy of the book Going on a Bear Hunt. Discuss bears and where they sleep and live, what they eat, etc.
Tell this story in a rhythmic voice. Tell the children you need their help. You are going to teach them the words and they are going to repeat it. Encourage the children to repeat after you. If possible, have another teacher copy/echo with them and possibly clap to the rhythm.
Act out the parts while sitting. Later in the day, perhaps you can act it out in a larger space (see Music and Movement section further down on this page for instructions).
Hibernation Theme Block Center Ideas Build A Bed
If possible, suspend a dark colored sheet or piece of fabric over the block area to make it a bit dark. Add small stuffed or other toy animals, snakes, frogs and bees in the block area and encourage the children to make winter homes for them to sleep in