Ideas for Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Model language for your child
-Read with the rhythm of the book
-Leave out words and have the children fill in words (after multiple repetitions) “Green frog, green frog. What do you ______? I see a blue _____. Looking at me.” Pause for a few seconds then fill in the words: “HORSE”
-Read and make statements to describe
“This is a duck, it is yellow, it says quack-quack”
Ask what questions – if they don’t know give a choice of 2, “duck or sheep”
-What color is this animal?
-What animal is this?
-What sound does it make?
-What does it eat?
Ask where questions -if they don’t know give choice of 2, “farm or house”
-Where does the animal live?
-Work on spatial concepts and vocabulary (in the water, up in the sky, in a nest, on top of a lily pad, in a barn)
Talk about animal characteristics (Expansion Expression Tool)
If they don’t know give a choice of 2, “fur or feathers”
-Group group: What group or category does it belong in? (farm animal or pet)
-Blue do: What does it do?
-What does it look like?: (describe size, shape of its body, color)
-What is it made of?: (fur, wool, feathers, hair, skin)
-Pink Parts: (legs, webbed feet, fins, eyes, beak, wool, ears etc)
-White where: where does it live?
-What else do I know? (fun facts/observations)
Color match sorting bears
Color match M&Ms, Fruit Loops etc
Counting and graphing
Print and copy letters
Starts with Letter
Brown bear snack – teddy grahams
Make puppets with popsicle sticks or paper bags
Make your own brown bear book
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