At the moment, the children really love “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. It’s a great book – have you read it?
Today we decided to take our bear to the woods to give the story more meaning. We stopped for a snack of breadsticks and read the story.
As usual, the boys joined in with the repetitive phrases and were very concerned when the bear chased the family back to their house (especially when they forget to shut the front door!) Our bear however was very friendly, enjoyed a lovely stroll through Cuerden and was even allowed to share the boys’ breadsticks!
During our morning at Cuerden, we identified with lots of different scenes from the book:
Uh-oh – a forest! A deep dark forest! Stumble trip! Stumble trip!
Uh-oh – mud! Thick oozy mud! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!
Uh-oh – a river! A deep cold river! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!
Uh-oh – grass! Long wavy grass! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy!
We also did LOTS of squelch squerching and splash sploshing ourselves!!!
And we found lots of seed heads, wild flowers and insects in the long wavy grass.
We had a great morning at Cuerden and now we have lots of pictures of our exploits so that we can make our own “Bear Hunt” picture book next week.
Recommended web links:
Watch Michael Rosen read his book on YouTube:
There is also a lovely animated version here: