Thursday, January 13, 2011

Once Upon a Book ~ Golden Bear

by Ruth Young

Summary: Follow along with a little boy and his perfect companion, Golden Bear, as they rock in a rocking chair, talk to a little bug, build a snowman, watch the tulips grow and much more! This is a fun little book about his adventures with his special friend!

Bible Verse

A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:7


The little boys loved the Gummy Bear Graphing from Itty Bitty Bookworm! They really enjoyed being able to eat a few after we practiced counting each the different colors of bears!


Motor Skills

They used our puff ball magnets on this fun little B is for Brown Bear magnet page from Making Learning Fun.



The boys LOVE using their new Design & Drill Workshop and Activity Center. I created some Design & Drill printables and we used the screws to drill the letter B for bear!



I pulled out the boys BambinoLUK and they worked on a fun little teddy bear matching game from the Brainteasers for Kids book which is part of the BambinoLUK Visual Perception 2 pack. They matched up the clothes to the teddy bear wearing the clothes and then checked their work. This is a great learning tool that the boys can work on independently!! LOVE IT! (You can read my review about it here.)


Pattern Blocks

Pattern blocks are always a hit! We used them along with our teddy bear pattern from our set of pattern cards.


Felt Board

I used the teddy bear pattern from Making Learning Fun and cut out a few golden bears from felt for the boys to use on our felt board.



The boys worked on their colors and patterning by using the pattern cards from the Going on a Bear Hunt lapbook.



Finally the best part was playing a little game that we came up with called, “Bear Hug.” We used the teddy bear counting insert cards from our Education Cubes Membership and gathered a bunch of teddy bears. The boys took turns rolling the cube, counting the bears on the cube and then grabbing that same number of bears and giving them all a big hug! (ex. Three bears on the cube = hug three bears!) They boys had so much fun with this and they were so cute hugging on all the bears.



We used the panda template from Tired, Need Sleep to make our own little bears! The boys were so proud of their cute little golden bears!



Have some Teddy Grahams for a fun, yummy snack to go along with the book.
Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!

1 comment:

Jstanish said...

Thank you so much for the Design & Drill pattern cards!! This will be a great way to use our set to reinforce letters.