Thursday, April 7, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Activities

Now days we are trying to read a book and do some kind of craft associated with that book. We are also revisiting CJ favorite Books. We made two activities to go along with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader

Activity 1: We tried to create a display like the below page from the book

Materials Used:
Clear plastic Sheet(Toy Package, Dress)
Permanent Marker
Paint or Markers
Child Safe Scissors

Steps Overview:

I traced the images of the animals by placing the clear plastic over the page. Because CJ found it difficult to add the detail.

Then I cut the images of the animals and let CJ to color it. We used dry erase markers. But it is better to use permanent markers or acrylic paint.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

After the animals and the teacher images were created, We glued them to a recycled cardboard box in the order - Brown bear, Brown bear what do you see, I see a Red bird looking at me...... Finally I see a Teacher looking at me.
Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see by tracing the pictures with clear plastic sheet

Activity 2: Paper Collage Stick Puppets

Materials Used:
Popsicle sticks
Child Safe scissors
Glue/Mod Podge

Steps Overview:

I did a freehand drawing of the animals(you can make it out from the horse. The face looks like dinosaur). You can also get the templates of the animals from dltk site - Brown bear. Then we made paper collage animals similar to the book. After the paper collage dried, we cut them and glued the animals to Popsicle sticks. Stick puppets ready to play.
Brown Bear what do you see recycled paper collage puppets

The purple cat is my favorite and the red bird is CJ's favorite. She got a baby bird for her Tissue paper box bird.


  1. Oh how wonderful! Love the final popscicle animals! Next time my son "demands" I make something from a book, this will be a really neat way of doing it! Thank you for the fab idea!!

    And thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!


  2. I love this! "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" is my toddler's absolute favorite! I will have to make a similar project with her. Thanks for the great idea!!

  3. I love this craft, this used to be my son's favorite book (he moved on). Great idea :) Thank you.

  4. Thats a great idea.. Love the stick animal puppets!! so much fun.. putti loves that book too..

  5. I love how you make such creative use of recyclables. I've shared this over on NurtureStore's facebook page - thanks for linking with the Play Academy. :D

  6. Wow! I would never have thought of that! Fabulous! Looks like lots of fun too!


  7. How clever!!! That is a fabulous idea. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Friday!!!

  8. That's've got a new follower. BRILLIANT!

  9. What a fun way to re-create the story! :) Love this idea & ahving the kids help with the tracing & coloring makes it even more fun for them.

    Would love to invite you to link up your idea on my special Eric Carle linky -

    and invite you back to share some of your creativity on this week's Sunday Showcase -

    We'd love to see what you've been up to!


  10. Thanks for linking up to the World Animal Day BLOGHOP!
    Love to a super creative animal loving mom and child

    Angelique & the WAD organisation