Give each child a small cup of brown fingerpaint and a bear pattern.
Have the children fingerpaint their bear patterns brown.
Coffee Brown Bear
Give each child a bear shape and let them cover it with glue and then
shake onto it coffee grounds.
Brown Bear shape to print.
Feather paint on a bird shape with red paint.
Red Bird shape to print.
Sparkly Gold Fish
Have children decorate a fish pattern with glitter and sequins.
Make a display on a bulletin board by covering it with blue paper,
cut and place wave shapes on the blue paper then add fish and seaweed
shapes that the children make.
Goldfish shape to print.
Have the chidren pretend and move around the room like the animals in
the story: Fly like a bird, Crawl like a dog, Pound feet and stomp
around like a bear, Swim like a fish, Gallop like a horse, Quack like
Give story cards to small groups of children or individual children.
Give each group a pad of paper (3 pages) and a crayon the color of
their story card. Have the children go on a color hunt. Each group is
to find three things in the room that is the color of their story
card. When the object is found the children are to draw the found
object on one of the pages of their color hunt pads.
The children can also write the name or pretend to write the name of
the object under the pictures. Call the children back to the circle
and each group may then share what they found.
Brown Bear Tour
Before children arrive hide pictures of all the animals in the story
around the school (cafeteria, office, bathroom, music room, ect...).
After reading the story tell the children that the animals from the
story came to visit the school only they are hiding and everyone has
to help find them.
Retell the story as you walk around the building finding each animal.
As you find each animal introduce the children to the area and the
people in that area.
If possible when each story card is found take a picture of the
children in that area with the story card. Place the pictures in your
room or make a big book of the pictures for the class.