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Bears
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
Books
Where's my teddy? by:Alborough, Jez.
When a small boy named Eddie goes searching for his lost teddy in the dark woods, he comes across a gigantic bear with a similar problem.

Notes: Sequel: It's the bear!

Gotcha! by:Jorgensen, Gail
When Bertha Bear's birthday party is interrupted by a pesky fly, she races off in pursuit of it and disturbs a number of animals along the way.
Tops and Bottoms by:Stevens, Janet.
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.
Don't wake up the bear! by:Murray, Marjorie Dennis.,
On a cold, snowy evening, several animals snuggle up to a hibernating bear in order to keep warm.
The Little Mouse, The red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by:Wood, Don
A little mouse is determined to keep the big hungry bear from eating the strawberry he picked with much effort.
Bear wants More by:Wilson, Karma
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
Again! by:Prater, John
Grandbear and baby bear enjoy spending the day together.
Big Bears Can! by:Bedford, David
Boastful Big Bear discovers that his size prevents him from doing some of the feats accomplished by Little Bear.
Bear Snores On by:Wilson, Karma
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.
We're going on a bear hunt by:Rosen, Michael
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.
The three bears by:Barton, Byron
While three bears are away from home, Goldilocks ventures inside their house, tastes their porridge, tries their chairs, and finally falls asleep in Baby Bear's bed
This is the bear by:Hayes, Sarah
A toy bear is accidentally taken to the dump, but is rescued by a boy and a dog.
The Teddy bears' picnic by:Kennedy, Jimmy., Day, Alexandra
This decades-old song describes the teddy bears' grand picnic in the woods.
Happy birthday, moon by:Asch, Frank.
When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.
Paddington Bear by:Bond, Michael
While waiting for their daughter to arrive at Paddington Station, Mr. and Mrs. Brown spot a small bear, recently arrived from darkest Peru, and take him home to join their family.
Songs
Cool Bear Hunt Song
Cd: Dr. Jean sings Silly Songs

Cool Bear Hunt

Chorus: We're going on a bear hunt.
We're going to catch a big one,
With big green eyes,
And a fuzzy little tail.

Look over there.
It's a candy factory.
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it.
Can't go around it.
Guess we'll go through it.

Yum, yum, yum, yummmm. (Chorus)

Look over there.
It's a peanut butter river. . .

Look over there.
It's a Jell-o swamp. . .

Look over there.
It's a cave. . .
It's cold in here.
I see two big green eyes,
And a fuzzy little tail.
It's a bear!
Go through the Jell-o swamp.
Swim across the peanut butter river.
Go through the candy factory.
Run home.
Open the door. Shut the door.
We went on a bear hunt,
And we weren't afraid!
Five Little Bears
One Little Bear
Wondering what to do
Along came another
Then there were 2!

Two little bears
Climbing up a tree
Along came another
Then there were 3.

Three little bears
Ate an aplle core
Along came another
Then there was 4.

Four little honey bears
Found honey in a hive
Along came another
Then there were 5.
Craft
Bear Crafts http://www.first-school.ws/activities/fairytales/3bears.htm
Other
For those of you who are in classrooms you may want to consider at Teddy Bear Tea Party
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Each child brings their favorite bear (or stuffed animal) and has a tea party. Have play dishes, cups and saucers for the bears and the bears sit at the little table. The kids serve their bears pretend tea and cookies. Then the children ages 2 to 4 go to the "big" table and have cookies and apple juice (their tea). You can print off a paper place mat with a picture of a bear for the place mat and have them color it when they are done eating.
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Notes
The list of storybooks about bears could go on and on. There are just so many good ones. I hope that you enjoy these and maybe even find a new favorite.