Bear Storytime

We had a BEARific storytime today!

I started out how I normally do with our puppet friend, Harold the Pig and reminded everyone of the rules. I then introduced another puppet, Harold’s friend Bear (one little named him stickyicky). Bear helped me to introduce our theme for storytime this week: Bears!

Bear themed picture books:

baby bear sees blue
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
I LOVE this book. The illustrations are adorable and the kids enjoy finding all the colors that Baby Bear sees!
jamberry
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
bears new friend
Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson and illus. by Jane Chapman

**Bonus: Jamberry felt story but the wonderful ladies at Jbrary (I feel like I’m in a Jbrary fanclub and i’m okay with that)**

Bear Songs and Fingerplays

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

Where is Bear
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(tune: Thumbkin)
Where is bear? Where is bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.

If I were…
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If I were a happy bear, I’d go ha! ha! ha! (laugh)
If I were a sad bear, I’d go boo, hoo, hoo! (rub eyes)
If I were a cranky bear, I’d go stomp,stomp, stomp! (stomp feet)
If I were a scared bear, I’d go AHH! AHH!AHH!  (scream)
If I were a tired bear, I’d go zzz zzz zzz (pretend to sleep)

I also did a bear flannel story which you can find here!

Craft

Polar Bear craft | Miss Meg's Storytime

Other Bear storytime resources!

Storytime Katie: Bears!

Jbrary’s Bears Pinterest Board

Miss Mary Liberry: Before they hibernate, let’s have a bear storytime!

Sunflower Storytime: Bears

Librarian Lisa’s Storytime: Bears