Put on the waders for we are headed on a bear hunt. Yep, time for some We’re Going on a Bear Hunt activities. Just one of the book activities posts you’ll find here on Growing Book by Book.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Book
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen recently celebrated 25 years in print. Decades of children chanting, acting out, and enjoying this classic book about traveling through the grass, river, mud, forest, blizzard, and cave to find the bear.
Enjoy reading the book with students and also make sure to watch Mr. Rosen read the story aloud in this video.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Activities
We Are Looking for the Bear Emergent Reader
Grab this free printable to use with the students. It’s great for working on tracking for pre-readers, practice reading for emergent readers, and as a comprehension and sequencing activities.
1.Print a book set for each student. (free download below)
2.Collate pages and staple.
3.Have each student write their name on the “by” line.
4.Have the students track with their finger as you read each page.
5.Students can color and add details to each page.
6.Extend each page by having students count the animals on each page.
7.When finished, students can take their books home and share with their families.
*Grab the free printable below.
Buggy and Buddy share a handmade map idea perfect for working on spatial recognition and directionality.—->Map Activity
The Imagination Tree shares storytelling spoons perfect to use for retelling the story.—>Storytelling Spoons
I love this pre-writing activity on big chart paper from Teach Investigate Play.—->Pre-writing Idea
Get in a little yoga while retelling the story with this bear hunt themed yoga practice by Cosmic Kids.—>Yoga Routine
Build language skills through this art experience by Learning With Play at Home.—>Language and Art Idea
Walk through the story and retell it with this sensory idea from Teaching Ideas.—>Sensory Walk
This story begs to be sequenced and retold. And, physically acting it out is so smart. This idea from Rainy Day Mum encourages the use of language to describe your retelling.—>Act it Out Idea
The publisher of the book, Walker Books, also has printables that you can use with the book including a bear you can cut out. This would be perfect for retellings, hiding in the room to work on positional words, etc.—>Printables
Keep the fun going with these variations of the story.—>Variation of We’re Going on a…
And if you are incorporating this into a unit on bears, check out my book list all about bears.—>Books About Bears
Printable Bear Activity
Grab the free emergent reader printable shared above. It’s a thank you gift when you become a free member of the Growing Book by Book community.
Happy reading and learning with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.