Late winter is a fantastic time to expose our little ones to the a Bear theme. This year, we used a Bear Cave as our headliner dramatic play area.
Here are a few of the activities related to bears that we did in class. I hope y'all can use some of them:
1. Read Goldilocks and use it as a literacy activity
2. Read "Going on a Bear Hunt". Enact it with the kiddos (They love it! I love it!!!). Have a story board felt station for them to retell the story by themselves.
3. No Bear Theme would be complete without the classic "Corduroy". As a craft, we sow a button on Corduroy's jumper.
4. Use vocabulary building cards and play literacy games with the kiddos. I'll put a link to the materials down below.
5. Working on our handwriting using our media boxes
6. Don't forget your sensory boxes. Here we took our bears out of the woods and explore Polar Bears.
7. Why not take them on an actual bear hunt and chart with them the bears that they encountered?
8. Time to work on those small motor skills
We used chocolate playdough. It smells super yummy. Do not worry. I've used this playdough for years in the classroom and have yet to have a child try to taste the playdough. And if they do, it won't hurt them.
No Cook Chocolate Playdough
2 cups of all-purpose flour.
1/2 cup of table salt.
1/2 cup of cocoa.
1 1/2 cups of boiling water.
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
I hope this info was helpful. Don't forget to share it with your friends or post it on Pinterest for later use.
As promised, here is a link to our printables at our TPT Store: