We’re going on a Bear Hunt is a wonderful song and I’ve heard it sung so many different ways…our kiddos love it! We’ve enjoyed many a walks on a nearby trail where we’ve sang along and changed the words. When the explorer received this lovely book by Michael Rosen (check out Michael’s version on youtube…seriously animated), illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, it was immediately a favorite.
The kiddos can read the book to you as they’ve now memorized it’s charming chant. After learning the song, sandpiper in Music Together’s Flutes collection, the kiddos now stop the first song to sing the second each time we turn to the muddy part of the bear hunt.
While at the beach with Dezzer and Ressa, we spotted some sandpipers who were in the process (oh, my class would love this…ils étaient en train de trouver des crabes dans les sables) of their own crab hunt.
So there you have it, lots and lots of fun with Michael’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!:
- sing the song together
- change up the lyrics and create new ones
- go on an imaginary bear hunt in your home
- learn more about what is illustrated, like the sandpipers for us
- write and illustrate your own version (going on a frog hunt…oh, oh, some lily pads…gotta hop through them!)