6 Activities to Do with “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

img_5266Weekly Trip to the Library

Author Bill Martin, Jr. was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children Eric Carle is one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators.

In Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? a big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

img_52651. Have a Teddy Bear Picnic:

You can have the picnic indoors or outside. Invite all the teddy bears in the house to join in the fun. To make it extra special use teddy bear cookie cutters when cutting the sandwiches, serve honey chicken strips and honey cake (because bears love honey), and Teddy Grahams teddy bear shaped cookies. To make the teddy bear sandwiches pictured above use a large circle cookie cutter to make bread into a circle. Spread peanut butter on the bread. Cut out three 3/4-inch to one-inch banana slices horizontally from the banana. Put two banana slices on the bread to look like ears and one on the bottom of the bread to represent the nose. Put two raisins in between the ears to look like eyes and one raisin on the bottom banana to look like the bear’s nose.

2. Wear Teddy Bear Masks:

Simply print out and cut out this teddy bear mask. Allow the kids to color and paste different-textured materials to the mask. Click here for the cute mask from craftjr.com.

img_52633. Dress Up Teddy Bears:

Let the kids dress up their teddy bears in doll clothing. For the more adventurous nannies, make real vests for the teddy bears with felt. Here is how from birthdayinabox.com.

img_52644. Teddy Bear Puzzle:

Print out this teddy bear puzzle and let the kids color it and cut it and put it back together again and again.

img_52675. Color Matching Game and Magnets:

The notimeforflashcards has a color matching game to use with the characters in Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Click here to print out the games.

img_52686. Tons of Printables:

The Makinglearningfun website has a bunch of free literary printables to use with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Clickhere to  see the printables.

You can purchase your own copy of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by clicking the title anywhere in this article.

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