There are a lot of books about bears. But, one series that rises to the top is Karma Wilson’s Bear series. They are read-aloud favorites and today we are having fun with Bear Snores On activities.
Bear Snores On Book
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Bear is asleep for the winter while his cave is filling up with other creatures looking for shelter from the cold. While they wait, they prepare a little party. All the time, Bear snores on. When Bear awakes, he’s in for a surprise but feels like he has missed out on the fun.
Bear Snores On is one of the books in the amazing Bear series by Karma Wilson. Also, check out Bear Wants More, Bear Can’t Sleep, Bear Says Thanks, and Bear Feels Scared.
Bear Snores On Activities
What Is In the Cave?
Skill Focus: Alphabet Recognition and Sound/Letter Correspondence
Materials Needed: magnetic letters, brown construction paper or small paper bag, scissors, glue stick, and an empty tissue box
Preparation: Cut a cave shape from construction paper and attach to the front of the tissue box leaving the opening of the tissue box as the cave opening. Fill the box with magnetic letters.
Time to Play: Tell the students that they get to reach into the cave or lair and pull out a letter.
When the letter is retrieved, they should name it and announce the sound the letter represents.
Extend by having the students name something that begins with that letter sound.
Generate a Rhyme
Skill Focus: Generating a Rhyme
Preparation: Bear Snores On is full of rhyming words. Use your tissue box cave from the activity above. Instead of filling the cave with letters, use our image cards (see below for download).
Cut and laminate the picture cards.
Time to Play: Students will pull out an image card, name the item, and then generate a word that rhymes with that word.
Repeat until all cards have been pulled from the cave.
Act it Out
Skill Focus: Vocabulary and Synonym Recognition
When Bear wakes up, he does some big actions. Act out those actions with the students.
Discuss which words are synonyms.
Fine Motor Bear Themed Practice
Skill Focus: Fine Motor Development
I have three sheets for students to practice their fine motor skills. This is a free download that you can get below.
Bear Wants Popcorn- This sheet builds tracking skills as students get the bear to the bowl of popcorn.
Where is Bear Going?- Students will get each bear to yummy treats of popcorn, tea, and nuts. Children will trace each line to the food item.
B is for Bear- This sheet invites children to practice writing an uppercase and lowercase letter b.
Bear Snores On Activity Printables
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Happy reading, playing, and learning!
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