"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

10 February 2016

Storytime: Hibernation

Opening Rhyme: Open Them, Shut Them

Book: A Bed for Bear by Clive MacFarland

Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Rhyme: Here is a Cave
Here is a cave. (bend fingers to form cave)
Inside is a bear. (put thumb inside fingers)
Now he comes out to get some fresh air. (poke thumb out)
He stays out all summer in sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest for berries to eat.(move thumb in circle)
When snow starts to fall he hurries inside
His warm little cave and there he will hide. (put thumb inside fingers)
Snow covers the cave like a fluffy white rug. (cover "cave" with other hand)
Inside the bear sleeps all cozy and snug.

Book: Sleepy Bear by Lydia Davcovich

Rhyme: Winter is Cold
Winter is cold;
There is snow in the sky.
The squirrel gathers nuts
And the wild geese fly.
The fluffy red fox
Has his fur to keep warm.
The bear's in her cave
Sleeping all through the storm.

Book: Sleep Tight, Little Bear by Britta Teckentrup

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

Book: Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Hibernation caves! Cut a u-shaped hole in a paper lunch bag, then fold and staple the top shut. Decorate with cotton ball "snow" and fill with leaves or pine needles to make a cave for your bear.

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