Monday, January 21, 2013

Polar Bear Play Theme

We borrowed a bunch of Polar Bear books from the library last week and had so much fun with them, that we decided to do a bunch of

Polar Bear activities!

Polar Bear Imagination Play, Polar Bear learning, Polar Bear craft, and Polar Bear snack!

 
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We've been reading these books all weekend, and they are SO much fun!  The kids especially love Ice Cream Larry, which is such a silly, fun story!  Baby Girl is such a fan of books...And I love when she brings a book to me and curls up in my lap to (flip pages like a maniac) read a fun book!
 
Some of our favorite Polar Bear Books for Kids:
 
Ice Cream Larry by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Touch the Sky, My Little Bear by David Bedford
God Gave Us the World by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Mama, Why? by Karma Wilson
That's Not My Polar Bear... by Fiona Watt
 
 
 
 
I put together a bin with a bunch of craft supplies so we are ready to do all kinds of Polar Bear activities.  We had a stay-at-home day today and did a few fun things while it was frigidly cold outside...
 
 
We checked out the areas where Polar Bears live and found the Arctic Ocean, Alaska, Canada, Denmark, Greenland, and Russia. 
 
 
We talked about how the mama bear finds a big mound of snow and paws a shelter to protect her and her baby cubs during winter.  Then the mama and baby come out in the spring.
 
This felt board was quick to snip up while the kids were eating breakfast this morning.  So fun for imagination play!  Big Sister pretended to be the mama bear and dug out the snow mound for a little home so the baby could stay inside.
 

We made this big snow mound using blankets over a table.  All of the kids played in here for a long time! Little Guy kept saying "Humans are coming! Humans are coming!" and crawling in and out of the opening.  Baby Girl LOOOOVED all of the action and just got really excited to be part of it :)




























 Big Sister did a cutting and gluing craft to make a Polar Bear.  She thought Mr. Bear needed some buttons on his belly :)


 
 



We finished up with a little kiddie cooking activity for snack time.  Raisins, bananas, apple slices, and marshmallows made some cute little Polar Bears. 
 

 
I thought Little Guy's Polar Bear snack was pretty cute :)
 


 We have more ideas in store for the rest of the week, so be sure to stop back to see what we are up to!  Have you done any cute Polar Bear themed activities? Link them up in the comments, I would love to check them out!!

 
 Looking for more Polar Bear Activities? Try these:
Polar Bear Science and a craft
Polar Bear Gross Motor and Sensory Bin

 

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! - I'm following your lovely blog back.
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  2. Hi there! I am Hanna and I found you on the Monday Blog Hop!!! I am your newest follower!! I love making new bloggy friends.You have a lovely space here! You can find me any ole time over at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    Look forward to hearing from you:)

    xoxoxo Hanna

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  3. I adore polar bears! These are great! Thanks for stopping by the hop! following in return now! :D

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  4. We're learning about polar animals all this week too and will definitely be using some of your ideas. My boys will love the snow mound blanket fort! Stop by and link up your ideas at: http://onegreatbackyard.blogspot.com/2013/01/preschool-polar-animals-theme.html

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  5. This is too cute!

    Sabrina
    http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com

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  6. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-18-and-country.html







    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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  7. Very cute polar bear activities! Pinning now!

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  8. Lots of cute polar bear activities. I adore the polar bear snack with apples, bananas and such..yummy!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  9. My playschool children would LOVE this little study! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Please join us again this week! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/01/an-enchanted-childhood-playschool_26.html

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  10. What a wonderful collection of activities! I love them! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays over at SunScholars! I am pinning this, and sharing on Facebook later next week ;) Hope to have you back to share again soon!

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  11. Love this too!! Thank you for sharing! This is another of my features this week! :)

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  12. cute, come over and share on #kidsinthekitchen this week please, http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2014/01/waffle-sandwiches-dinner.html

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  13. You guys have so much fun! I love the polar bear theme - great books and activities! And the snacks are too cute :) Thanks for being a part of the Winter Books series!

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