We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.
Oh-oh! Grass! Long, wavy grass.
A deep, cold river. (My kids love seeing how the dog crosses the river.)
What’s that? It’s a bear!
Quick! Back through the cave!
We’re not going on a bear hunt again.
Hmm, the bed rail in that last picture is a little smooshed. We love our pop-up edition of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. It has somehow survived all the little hands in our house. Here are some activities we did to go with the book. We did story sequencing using these printables. We matched the illustrations up to the photos found in the resources here at Homeschool Share.
We used the Bear Hunt preschool pack from Homeschool Creations. Ladybug matched up the pictures.
Then Jitterbug matched up the words.
Apparently he enjoyed it.
I hid the bear behind the cave and the kids had to guess where it was.
Even Skeeterbug wanted a go at this.
Ladybug loved this and wanted to do it over and over again. Then she would hide it for me so I could have a turn.
Found the bear!
Love the bear! (Um, yes those pyjamas do say Handsome just like Daddy. She does have two older brothers. I promise she has some pink pj’s too!)
We talked about over/under/through. And acted it out many times.
We loved the game and played several times. (Everyone had to win at least once!)
Ladybug and Jitterbug worked on some of the other printables too. We also coloured the colouring pages found here.
I loved this jigsaw but I’ve discovered they are hard to cut out without the paper curling up which makes it hard to then put together. I had another copy that I glued to the inside of a cereal box but it didn’t work out either, it was too hard to cut the rounded ends of the puzzle pieces. Maybe there is some magic trick to this that I haven’t discovered yet?
We had a bear hunt using bear paw prints. They hid in their room while I hid the bear paw prints around the house. The paw prints pointed in the direction of these lovely bear biscuits.
We watched these Bear Hunt youtube videos, the second one is the author acting out the story.
Here’s some (blurry) shots of Ladybug watching these. She loves them, they really are good!
Ladybug especially loved this story and weeks later is still asking to watch the videos and still quoting the book when she plays.
- Delightful Learning: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
- Homeschool Creations Preschool Pack
- Along the Way: Paper Mache Bear Cave
- Homeschool Share: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt lapbook
- Story Sequencing Cards
- Scholastic Colouring Pages & Jigsaw
Stay tuned for another Bear Hunt post about our sensory activities!