by Nancy White Carlstrom
Summary: This is a cute story about a day in the life of a cute little bear named Jesse. Yes, it talks about what he’ll wear, but it’s so much more! The book also uses rhyming words in a playful manner, discusses foods to eat, playtime and bedtime. Definitely a classic and one of our families favorites!
Matthew 6:31-33 Do not worry then, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?"' or "What will we wear for clothing?" For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Craft: We made a cute little dress up bear awhile back and I thought it would be perfect for this activity so we got him back out. It’s simply a bear printed out on brown cardstock then laminated. I put Velcro dots on his body then cutout clothes from colorful felt. It’s easy to dress him as you just stick them on!
Here is a cute paper bear as well if you don’t have the above supplies:
Lapbook: We made this cute lapbook for our study this week as well. You can find all of these printables for this lapbook on Homeschool Share.
Find the bear: One of our favorite games was the find the bear activity. I hid the little bears all over the room and she had to find them. I thought it was too simple for her, but she really had a good time!
Rhyming Words: My son helped her do the rhyming words activity. He did really well considering many of the words sound the same but are not spelled the same.
Math: Next we got out our Add It! Game and used counting bears to do a little simple math:
Snack: For this one, I had to borrow some pictures from Delightful Learning (with her permission of course!) Michelle went way above and beyond to make what I think is quite possibly the cutest lunch I’ve ever seen, just check it out for yourself:
Art: Michelle also did this cute activity too, it’s a Five In A Row potato stamp activity to learn about shapes, you can use these stampers to make patterns on butcher paper, I believe they used it for their table cloth at the “Bear Lunch”.
Weather: One of the activities we did was to talk about the weather and what type of clothes we wear for each season. I would name a season and my daughter put the appropriate clothes on Jesse Bear.
More Jesse Bear activities:
- Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear Resources from HSS
- Bare Bear Pattern
- Clothes for Cold Weather
- Clothes for Warm Weather
- Clothes for Rainy Weather
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