HERE for PDF of bear pictures to accompany
I have sung this simple song many times
with classes and concert audiences, and it’s always a hit! Use this song
anytime, and especially you are doing a unit on bears. You can begin each
day with the song. You can make very simple or more elaborate props. Here
are some ideas. Use your imagination and have fun!
1.Easiest: Print out the pictures on these pages and cut out the bears. There
are drawings and photographs so you can choose either depending on the ages
of your children. Put one letter on each of 5 different colors of
construction paper, and put one letter on each so that together they spell
“bears”. Glue one bear picture on the back of each. As you sing the song,
let children choose one letter. Then turn it over and have them name the
kind of bear. Of course, if you glue the bears on, the children will quickly
remember which bear is on which letter! If you plan to do the song over
several days, use one of the ideas below so you can change which bear goes
with each letter.
2.Put one letter of the word “bears” in each of five envelopes. Put one
picture of a bear in each envelope. As children choose the letter in the
song, you or they can take the bear out.
3.Decorate boxes or cans with the letters and put plastic or paper bears
4.Same as above, but write down facts about each bear and place in the cans or
boxes. Take one out and read after naming each bear. Older children can read
the facts out loud.
5.Visit these websites for more information and activates about bears.
for Kids Wild About Bears: Bear Facts & Information
The Bear Den--All About Bears
Bears, bears, bears, so many kinds of bears
Pick a letter, then tell me what kind of bear you see