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We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.

And so goes the story of a family who is going to bear hunt–through grass and water and mud!

This adventurous tale is fun to read and fun to use as a springboard for learning. The We’re Going on a Bear Hunt lapbook has all kinds of engaging activities for your preschool student.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Lapbook Printables

The We’re Going on a Bear Hunt lapbook includes eight learning activities:

Story Sequencing Mini-book
Read the story a few times with your preschool student. Use the printables provided to sequence or retell the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

My Family Portrait
Discuss the family in the book. Who is included? Count the family members. Discuss your own family. Let your student draw a picture of her family (inside the frame provided).

Different Kinds of Bears Flapbook
If you are able, check out bear books from your local library. What different kinds of bears are there? Use the flapbook provided to discuss who lives in a bamboo forest, who lives in a cold habitat, and who lives in a pine tree forest.

Bear Patterns
Help your student use the strips to create color patterns.

Bible Verse Simple Fold
Discuss fear. Discuss Psalm 56:3 and paste the verse inside the simple fold.

My Feelings T-book
The family kept repeating, “We’re not scared!” Use this as a springboard for a discussion about emotions. Use the t-book images to discuss different emotions and when we feel them.

Mud Poem
Squelch! Squerch! We’ve got to go through it!

Have fun reading the mud poem together. Would you student like to play in the mud? Make some chocolate pudding together and “finger paint” with it. Alternatively, you could go outside and make some good old-fashioned mud pies. Whatever you choose, have some sensory fun with your student.

Changing the Story Simple Fold
Would your student like to go on a bear hunt? An elephant or ostrich hunt? A porcupine or platypus hunt? What animal would he like to search for? Use this book to record his answer.

Positional Words: Over, Under, Through
Use the cave and bear provided to practice positional words.

How to Get Started

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt lapbook.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of bear hunting with your preschool student.

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More Bear Themed Resources

The bear learning doesn’t have to end with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Homeschool Share has several more bear themed resources for you.

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Lapbook
Corduroy Lapbook
Ask Mr. Bear Lapbook

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Video

Listen to We’re Going on a Bear Hunt read by author, Michael Rosen.

Oh my goodness. Michael Rosen will inspire you to up your read aloud game with this animated reading.