We're Going on a Bear Hunt

This gorgeous story by Michael Rosen, is a wonderful starting point for some great outdoor activities at this time of year. 

Never are the Seasons more sensory than in the Autumn, when you can CRUNCH your way through crunchy leaves, SWOOSH through the long grass, SPLOSH in puddles and SCHLURP through mud (maybe you get your boot stuck!) 
So, let’s all wrap up warm and get the children outdoors, enjoying the free sensory experiences in this interesting and exhilarating weather.

We’re Going on a Bear hunt will take you through the different sounds, feelings and sights you can experience at this time of year.  So, starting with the story, where might we go....

Outdoors

Go on a bear hunt! Take it to the playground, the park or the woods.
 

Taking Outdoors Indoors

Why not collect natural resources outside then make maps and trails in your tough spots so you have 3D art work, or moveable art which isn’t stuck down, these can look amazing and they are all the children’s own work. Younger children can explore the natural resources in a treasure basket, in a tough spot in their own way.

Songs

Five Little Bears (To the tune of 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed)

Five little bears jumping in the woods!
Felt some snow fall on their heads!
Mother called one bear and she said
It’s time for Winter – get to bed!

Four Little bears jumping.... etc
Hear the Grass (To the tune of London Bridge)
Hear the grass go swishy swashy, swishy swashy, swishy swashy
Hear the grass go swishy swashy it’s getting windy!
Hear the river go splish splash splosh, splish splash splosh, splish splash splosh,
Hear the river go splish splash splosh We’re getting soggy!
Hear the mud go squelch squerch, squelch squerch, squelch squerch,
Hear the mud go squelch squerch, It’s very sticky!
In the forest go, Stumble trip, stumble trip, stumble trip!
In the forest go, Stumble trip, it’sgetting darker
The windy snow goes, Hooo Wooo, Hoo Woo, Hoo Woo
The windy snow goes, Hoo Woo! And makes us shiver!
In the cave we tiptoe in, tiptoe in, tiptoe in
In the cave we tiptoe in, what do we find?