Storytime: Bears

Opening Song
Let’s All Clap
Let’s all clap cause (name) is here, (name) is here, (name) is here
Let’s all clap cause (name) is here, (name) is here today YAY

Book

A Very Curious Bear by Tony Mitton

Related Song/Rhyme
Sleepy Bear (Tune: Where is Thumbkin)
Where is bear? Where is bear? (hide stuffed bear behind back)
Here I am, here I am (bring bear out)
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you
Go to sleep, go to sleep (yawn and have bear snore)
(Tell children to yell WAKE UP BEAR and repeat)

Body Recognition (Repeat)
This is Big, Big, Big
This is big, big, big (arms out to side)
This is small, small, small (arms in)
This is short, short, short (hands near ground)
This is tall, tall, tall (raise hands)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll arms quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll arms slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head yes)
This is no, no, no (nod head no)
Source: Mel’s Desk

Book (Big Book Format)

 

Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough

Stand and Stretch
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear reach up high
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the sky
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear sit down please

Rhyme (Repeated)
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat gently down the river
If you see a polar bear, don’t forget to shiver

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream!

Early Literacy Tip
Reading
Make sure your child sees you reading. Parents are powerful role models for their kids. If they see that you read then they are more likely to become readers themselves. It doesn’t have to be a large book, it could be the newspaper or even a magazine.

Book

Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau

Related Rhyme/Movement
If You’re a Bear and You Know It (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re a panda bear and you know it clap your paws
If you’re a panda bear and you know it clap your paws
If you’re a panda bear and you know it then you’re face will surely show it
If you’re a panda bear and you know it clap your paws
…If you’re a polar bear and you know it show your teeth
…If you’re a grizzly bear and you know it growl real loud

Nursery Rhyme
A bear eats honey (pretend to eat)
He thinks it’s yummy
In his tummy (rub stomach)
But the bees don’t think it’s funny
BUZZZ (wiggle fingers)

Music CD
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

Book

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Flannel Board
IMG_6662 (1)Five Teddy Bears
There were five in the bed
And the little one said
“Roll over, roll over” (roll arms)
So  they all rolled over and one fell out
(count down)
There was one in the bed
And the little one said
“Ahhh, goodnight!”

Colored Bears
If you have a (color) bear,
a (color) bear, a (color) bear
If you have a (color) bear,
bring it to the board

 

Closing Song (Repeated)
Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down
I can turn round and round
I can jump upon two shoes
I can clap and so can you
I can wave, I’ll show you how
Storytime is done for now!

Final Thoughts:
Unfortunately this is the story time that never was. I had it all planned out and ready to go but it was a gloomy foggy day and no one showed up for the program. I am still including it on the blog because I love bear storytimes! I’m sure I’ll pull this plan out again to use.

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2 responses to “Storytime: Bears

  1. Paula Kocher

    just found your blog…love the snowman flannelboard, nana to two little ones. Purchased Brontorina from your recommendation. Love it! Look forward to reading some of your older posts too.

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