We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen is a favorite read aloud in preschool and kindergarten classrooms everywhere. Perfect for a bear theme, this contemporary classic tells the tale of a family that journeys through a swamp, a big dark forest, a field of tall, wavy grass in search of a bear.
Going on a Bear Hunt Snack
The robust, vibrant vocabulary in Going on a Bear Hunt will have your children squealing with delight as they participate in retelling the story. Kids love to pretend they are squelching through the mud, splashing through the deep, cold river, and stumbling through the big, dark forest.
After reading the story aloud in class, invite your kids to make this simple snack on their own using only 3 ingredients to extend the story even further.
Bear Snack Ingredients
Gather the following ingredients for this book-inspired snack activity.
- Teddy Graham crackers
- Graham crackers
- Whipped cream cheese
- Craft sticks
- Small paper plates
You could also use a peanut butter substitute, like SunButter instead of cream cheese if you prefer.
Making a Bear Cave Snack
Start by giving each child in your small group a craft stick and a small paper plate.
Next, break apart the graham crackers and place them on a plate and pour the Teddy Grahams into a bowl.
Then, place a spoonful of whipped cream cheese on each plate.
Demonstrate how to assemble the snack using three graham crackers and spreading the cream cheese along one edge of each cracker.
Finally, invite the children to count out three graham crackers and one Teddy Graham cracker onto their plates and begin assembling the snack.
Of course, the best part of this activity is eating the finished product – yum!
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