Filed under: Animals and Insects, Featured, Reading and Language, Role Play, Stories, Teaching Ideas

Going on a Bear Hunt

by on Oct 16th, 2010

Tags Share Comments (1)

We’re going on a bear hunt is a book written by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. It’s such a fun and interactive story in which it would be impossible for a child to just sit and listen… (unless the teacher says so I guess).

The book is about a family going on a bear hunt! On their way, they come across several obstacles. “Uh-oh, mud! Thick oozy mud! Can’t go over it, can’t go under it. Uh-oh, we have to go through it!” If you can draw or paint bigger pictures for the child, it would really be a fun adventure for them!

There are several versions of the story via YouTube, my favorite however would be the chant by Greg and Steve. The words were changed a bit but the concept is still the same. What we’d do is listen to the story first, and then continue the rest of the week with the chant.  Here’s a video from YouTube if you want to check this version out:

We always have so much fun acting out the scenes! At times we just stay seated, and other times we walk around the room! And once we finally reach the “cave”.. the bears come out! You might want to warn the kids though… they might get a little scared when they see the bears!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

Related Articles
Subscribe to Little Running Teacher
Recent Facebook Activity