A Bear’s Year: Read Aloud & Celebration of the Seasons Kit

Posted in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Nature & Environment

Reader Engagement Project:

9780385370110 smTHE BOOK
With spare, accessible text and charming illustrations, A Bear’s Year by Kathy Duval and illustrated by Gerry Turley (Random House Children’s Books) is a sweet, gentle introduction to how bears experience the changing seasons, perfect for the youngest readers and listeners.

“…language lends itself to sharing both with a group of young cubs or with a solitary special one, snuggled on a lap. A sweet and satisfying look at the natural world.” —School Library Journal


READ ALOUD & CELEBRATION OF THE SEASONS KIT
Use this kit in an early childhood or elementary classroom, library, bookstore or at a child’s party or play date. Best for ages 2-6.

This kit will give you the materials, preparation tips and suggested dialogue to:

  • Sing a song about bear cubs to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
  • Pull paper bear cubs (for each child) from a paper den.
  • Send your cubs on a bear hunt for each of the four seasons.
  • Allow your cubs to collect a paper wedge for each of the seasons.
  • Allow your cubs to crawl in their own paper den when the snowflakes fall.
  • Create a Circle of Seasons in A Bear’s Year with your cubs using the collected wedges and a spinning arrow,

The kit also includes a poster and copy to advertise your event!

Engagement / Programming Tool:

View & Download Read Aloud & Celebration of the Seasons Kit

 

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A BEAR’S YEAR: Paper Cubs in Paper Bag Dens

Best Users:

Educators Grades 00-03, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Play Groups, Nature Centers

Season Wedges 300 Trans

Best Audience:

Children Grades 00-03

More on the Book:

A Bear’s Year
By Kathy Duval
Illustrated by Gerry Turley
Published by Random House Children’s Books
ISBN-13: 9780385370127
Age Range: 3 – 7 Years

2 Comments

  1. What a wonderful way to explore the changing seasons – and the simple paper bag bear den is perfect for little hands to create.

    • Suzanne, those Gerry Turley bears are undeniably adorable in their paper bag dens!

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