Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Going On A Bear Hunt

The other day we read We're Going On A Bear Hunt together, and decided we need to recreate the obstacles they went through in the book. It was a fine sensory experience!

We took a cardboard tube and wraped rubber bands around it and painted it green. We rolled the tube on our paper to create swishy grass.


Then, using finger paints, we made a lake.




Next up was mud. We have been so dry here, mud was a hard one ;) plus our boys saw NO fun in getting their hands covered with mud, so they quickly scooped some mud and smeared it on our page before running to wash off.


Next we created a forest. Using old leaves from our nature table and sticks, they had fun making their own version of the forest.


I have no picture of the snow storm, but they glued cotton balls all over the page. It was a BAD storm...

And next we found the bear! I drew a simple bear and cut it out. They traced the outside of it with pastels and we turned it over and pressed hard.



What a project! we now have a big accordion style bear hunt book. They sure were proud of it.


Kim said...

What a neat book! It looks like it was a lot of fun, for sure. :-)

(Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note about our plans for the year.....I hope you all have a great one too!)

Heather said...

Coolest ideas here, Girl :)

Tricia said...

Great idea! Looks like a lot of fun.

TheWzorekFamily said...

What a great idea. My little one has been loving this book lately!

Family Style School said...

That looks like so much fun! Great idea! I may have to do that when we read that book.

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

This is *such* a cute idea! I've never read the book but I do the "Going on a Bear Hunt" song with my kindergartners all the time :o)

Jo said...

I did this for a fall camp and hid a stuffed bear up in a tree and had bear prints leading to it. After we read the book we had the kids go on their hunt to find him. Then we painted their footprints and glued a poem to the bottom and sent them home with it.


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