I have fallen in love with the Bear books by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. With the start of spring this week, I wanted to have a little fun with the book Bear Wants More .
Not familiar with this one? In it Bear wakes up from hibernating and he is HUNGRY! His friends all find him things to eat, but “Bear wants more.” At the end of the book he is too big to fit inside his house for the party they planned, so they have the party outside.
What did we do?
I prepped ahead of time by cutting a small hole in a paper plate to be the entrance to Bear’s cave. Then we used one of the kid-sized sock puppets we made a few weeks ago and acted out the story. At the beginning, Bear had no problem getting through the cave’s entrance.
Then he ate. And ate. (My kids had fun stuffing our little Bear full of cotton balls while they named the foods he ate.)
When he got back to his house, he couldn’t fit through the door.
I originally planned to picnic outside, like Bear and his friends did. But the weather did not cooperate. (30 degrees is NOT picnic weather!) So we had an indoor picnic instead.
And then we made flower chains, like the animals did in the book Bear Wants More.
We don’t have fresh daisies yet…but we do have plenty of construction paper. I had a variety of flowers waiting. I punched 2 holes in each of them ahead of time so they would be threaded onto green yarn and worn as a headband or necklace.
Now, if we could just get the spring weather!