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What can the little mouse do to save his strawberry from the BIG, hungry bear? If you can trick him, he just might have to share it with you, dear reader.

This fun book presents lots of lessons for your preschooler. Grab our free The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear lapbook and get started.

A big thanks to Michelle Wright for contributing the original The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear lapbook to Homeschool Share.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Lapbook Activities

Big Hungry Bear
Discuss what bears eat. Bears eat a variety of plants and animals: berries, seeds, insects, small animals, and even dead animals sometimes. If you have the opportunity, go to the library and check out a nonfiction book about bears. Read it together.

The Letter S
What starts with the letter S? Strawberry! Walk around the house with a laundry basket and collect as many items as you can find that begin with S. Complete the Ss accordion book.

Alternatively, you could focus on the letter B this week (B is for Bear, B is for Berry).

Describing Words
The title of this book has some words to describe the mouse, the strawberry, and the bear. Discuss this with your student. You do not have to introduce a young student to the words noun and adjective. Just say “describing words.”

NounAdjectives (describing words)
mousesmall
strawberryred, ripe
bearbig, hungry

As you complete the shutterflap book, try to think of new words to describe bear, mouse, and strawberry. You also get to describe sun, tree, and jam.

Fruit Colors
The mouse has a RED strawberry. Discuss fruit colors with your student. Use the flap book to reinforce this concept.

Strawberry Plant
What are the different parts of a strawberry plant? Leaves, flowers, fruit, and roots. Help your student label the diagram.

Halves
The mouse cut the strawberry in half. Discuss halves with your student. Buy some fruit at the store and cut each piece in half and share it.

Strawberry Treats
What can you make with strawberries? Strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, fruit salad, and so much more! Have fun discussing your favorite treats. Be sure to make some strawberry foods this week! Let your student draw a favorite treat inside the mini-book.

Discussing Disguises
The mouse puts on a disguise. Discuss why he would do that. If your student could disguise herself, who or what would she be? Look for items around your house and see if you can disguise yourselves.

Strawberry Sizes
In this story the mouse is small and the bear is BIG.

Discuss sizes with your student. Gather a variety of toys and have your student sort them into three piles: small, medium, and large. If you want to make it more challenging include: small, medium, large, and extra-large.

Extra Printables
Some extra preschool printables have been included in this download. Use as desired.

  1. Pattern Pages
  2. Mouse and Berry Tracing Lines
  3. Strawberry Counting
  4. Strawberry Coloring Pages

How to Get Started

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear lapbook.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, or find it at your local library.
  2. Print the The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use.
  4. Enjoy a week of fun-filled learning with your preschool student.

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Note: This The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear lapbook file includes two versions of the lapbook. One version is black and white, and the other is color. Please choose before you print, so that you don’t print both.

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