My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tot School Week 15- BEARS!

This week we learned about bears on Tuesday and Thursday Preschool Playdate... I had SUCH a busy week and sadly didn't plan as much as I usually do.  Generally I have so many fun things for the kids to do that I don't even get through all of it, but this week, not... so... much!
Anyway, here are some things we did:

While we were waiting for everyone to come to Preschool Playdate we made playdoh bears!

We even had some brown Playdoh... not purposely though- 
Scarlett has mixed quite a few playdoh colors together!!
 

We made paper bag Teddy bears!  Found a picutre online to use... then colored and pasted to paper bags.

Then we sang Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around... they had fun acting out the motions with their puppets!
 

Then we listened to and acted out Going on a Bear Hunt!
 

We made peanut butter, rice cake BEARS- with bananas, raisins and a small rice cake for the nose. 
(We decided they actually looked more like pigs... or well!! )  They were yummy! 

 
( I have seen this idea a few places... but I can't find where exactly! sorry...)

Before eating their snacks, they followed some BEAR TRACKS...(see the brown tracks on the ground?)
 

AT the end of  the bear tracks was a Teddy Bear Picnic waiting for them... they sat with their bears and ate their snacks that they made and some teddy grahams too!
 

Eating their snacks!
 

We read a few bear books- such as Brown, Bear, Brown, Bear (one of Lily's favorites) and also The 3 Bears and Goldilocks (a version of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.)

Then we talked about hibernation.  The kids were really interested in what bears do in the winter... we pretended to eat, and eat, and eat.  Then we crawled into our "cave" and fell asleep. 
(I covered the table with a blanket- so creative, huh?  But they seemed to like it!! LOL)
Happy Hibernating!


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5 comments:

sbswtp said...

SO fun! What a great theme :)

Stacy said...

Looks like they had a great time!

Jolly Green Mommy said...

Great theme. I love you activities, especially your snack!

Shelly said...

love the hibernating and bear tracks... made a note in my file to do for next winter!

Rebecca said...

It sure looks to me like you got alot done!! Great activities :)