My kids love the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
They love it so much that they have it memorized and sing it all the time. It is so cute to listen to them sing it at random times throughout the day. Since today was a Funtastic Friday and the kids had two friends over, we decided to recreate the book right in our backyard. After downloading the pictures, scanning through them, and smiling at how much fun we had together, I just had to share them with you all. Come along with us!
We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. Uh-Oh! Grass! Long, wavy grass. We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh, no! We’ve got to go through it!
Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy!
Uh-Oh! A river! A deep, cold river. (Or in this case a cold stream from the water hose).
Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!
Uh-Oh! Mud! Thick oozy mud.
Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!
Uh-Oh! A forest! A big, dark forest!
Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!
Uh-Oh! A snowstorm! A swirling, whirling snowstorm! (Also known as white rice in the summertime!)
Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo!
Uh-Oh! A cave! A narrow, gloomy cave.
Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! What’s that? One shiny wet nose! Two big furry ears!
Two big goggly eyes! IT’S A BEAR!!!!!!
Shew! We’re not going on a bear hunt again.
After our bear hunt, we read about polar bears and made polar bears from felt.
We drew pictures of our family and painted with mud (chocolate pudding).
Then we ate the leftover mud!
They also enjoyed a bear hunt board game. Bear hunts will make any day a great one!
We have been reading this book since the middle of July. I gave you a glimpse of the words from the book above and below our bear hunt pictures. I encourage everyone with children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews to read this book to them. They will love it, and special memories will be made. This book is suggested in the Before Five In A Row curriculum that we have been working on this summer. The kids LOVE it, and so do I!
Two great memory verses that we have learned while reading this book are:
Psalm 56:3 – What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Psalm 27:1 — The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
A few more resources that I have used for activities are:
homeschoolcreations.com, homeschoolshare.com, and pinterest.com
We hope all of you enjoyed our bear hunt!
(Singing the words from the book together before our bear hunt). 😉
I absolutely love to read your blogs! Keep em’ coming!
Love this!! I will have to use it with the boys!!
Thanks, Amy. We love the Before Five In A Row curriculum. My kids love to do their “work” every day. And there are so many websites with really neat free printables to go with each book. We add in All About Reading (5 year old), All About Spelling (8 year old), Life of Fred (8 year old), First Language Lessons (8 year old), Writing with Ease (8 year old), and Math Start books (all three kids), but they love these programs as well. After three years of teaching at home, I am glad that we finally feel good about the things we are using. I hope your boys enjoy their bear hunt! I would love to see pictures if you do it!! 🙂