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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Going On a Bear Hunt... for International Mud Day

Chances are, if you work with or have young children, you know the story We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. 
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 It's definitely a class favorite, and we love to watch the Youtube.com video of the author performing it.  Check it out Going On a Bear Hunt, performed by Michael Rosen.

Since the book involves mud, it fits with our mud theme for this week, so we read the book, and then went outside to act it out.

Long wavy grass - oh no!  "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we've got to go through it!"
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 "A river, a deep, cold river."
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 "Uh-uh! Mud!  Thick oozy mud."
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 "A swirling whirling snowstorm."
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 Unfortunately I was so busy leading the bear hunt and photographing the kiddos, that I forgot to get a picture of them with the bear - a stuffed animal of course.

Here we are, going "back through the forest... stumble trip! Stumble trip!"
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
 Finally, safe at home, upstairs. 
Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
In the book it says, "We're not going on a bear hunt again," but the kiddos replayed our hunt over and over again! 

2 comments:

  1. Paula, what a great idea! I loved doing the song "Cool Bear Hunt" by Dr. Jean Feldman. Greg & Steve also do their own version of that song.

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

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  2. Hi Sharon,
    I so appreciate your feed back! We love the Dr. Jean version too, but there is something special about watching the author, Michael Rosen, perform this piece on youtube.com! I haven't seen the Greg and Steve version - I need to go look that up!
    Have an awesome day,
    Paula

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