Monday, December 31, 2012

Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Lesson Plan

Theme:  Colors

ReadBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

Craft:  Brown Bear Sensory Craft—Print out a picture of a bear.  Microsoft Word has some bear clipart pictures or you can do a quick google search.  Have your child put liquid glue on the bear.  I like to apply liquid glue with a sponge brush or paint brush. If you don't have one no worries just have your child put glue on the bear the normal way.  Have your child sprinkle brown colored food or materials onto the bear.  Wa-la!  You have your very own brown bear!  You can discuss the color, smells and textures of what you are using to decorate your bear as you do it. Have your child write, trace, or color the letter Bb, the word brown, and/or the word bear.

  • Book
  • Picture of a bear
  • Liquid Glue
  • Brown colored food or materials such as:  Cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate sprinkles, cherrios, chocolate pudding, beans, brown rice, ground coffee, torn brown paper, brown paint
  • Optional---googly eyes
  • Do a similar craft for each of the animals in the story.
  • Retell the story with stick puppets by just printing out pictures of each of the animals in the story and taping them to popsicle sticks.
  • Print out pictures of each of the animals and hide them around a room.  Go on a scavenger hunt and look for each of the animals.  

Not trying to reinvent the wheel here.  The Brown Bear sensory craft was inspired by activities from gummylump and mommy and me book club.  
Check back later in the week with how it went for my 9 month old daughter and me. 



  1. I love that book! Brown bears are the best ever..

    1. It is one of my favorite books too! We are going to take Caroline to the Zoo later this year so hopefully she will be able to see a real brown bear there.

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    1. I can't wait for our girls to do some of these lessons together!