We're learning about bears again! This is one of my favourite units because there are just so many fun things to do.
We jump-started the unit with a visit from our local Conservation Officer. The kids were thrilled with his visit and learned LOTS, including many safety tips.
The highlight of the visit, though, was when he showed the kids this little guy!
My first thought was, "Oh my gosh! He's so cute." That was quickly followed by "Aw, what happened?"
Turns out this little cub was orphaned and sadly he wasn't found until it was too late. But the good part of it is that he's making lots of children very happy.
My kids just couldn't get over how soft and sweet looking he was.
My TOC wrote up this great chart with the kids:
And then they drew and labeled some pictures and wrote some bear facts.
A couple of years ago we made these great triaramas.
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And last year we had lots of fun making biscuit bears and writing about them.
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We watched an adorable video where a cub learns how to swim. This post also has some artwork.
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One year we made these adorable brown bears.
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If you haven't read Big Bear Hug yet, then click the pic for a review. It's well worth it!
We also read The Very Cranky Bear (which was lots of fun). Click the image below to read the book review AND grab this freebie.
And here's another book I absolutely adore.
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And lastly, you can find a couple of cute art projects and a review of The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud (just click the image).
Have a great weekend and stay tuned for more bear activities!