This is one book that should be in every child's book collection! It's so well illustrated and so much fun to read aloud and act it out.
I enjoyed reading this story over and over again and after each reading we practiced memorizing the lines in the story with the following games/acting out activities.
- We played "Find the bear". With these cards from Homeschoolshare. These are part of their Jesse Bear lesson but they worked perfect for this story as well. We took turns hiding and finding the bears. Even dad had to join on this one when he got home from work!
- We printed these story patterns and scattered them around our living room floor (have I told you how much I love our new floors??). And then we recited the story as we walked our Fisher Price "Little People" through all the scenes. ;-)
- We played bear hunt with dad (hide and seek)...guess who the bear was?? Dad is really good at hiding and at times the boys were very scared of 'the bear' and his growling. LOL!
- We also read the story "The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree" (the story is not so spooky). Great parallels between the two stories.
I also showed the boys this clip of Michael Rosen himself narrating the story...hilarious!!
No pictures for this unit...too busy having fun!! ;-)