This past week we read 2 different Bear Books and made quite a few bear-themed crafts. We still do a lot of board books since little man LOVES books but still wants to rip the pages out.
The 1st book we read was Bear at Work by Stella Blackstone. It's about a bear whose job is being a mailman and you follow him on his journey delivering mail. He visits other bears who are also at work.
The 2nd book we read was a Spanish Book titled Este no es mi oso.... by Fiona Watt. This is a touch and feel book- you see and feel bears with shiny claws, scratchy tongue, etc.
I saw this awesome Coffee Brown Bear Craft over at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman and wanted to try it with my son. In order to minimize the mess, I emptied and washed seasoning shakers that had expired and placed ground coffee in one and salt in the other. I printed a bear, teddybear, and polar bear coloring page and painted glue inside the outline. My little guy loved shaking the coffee and salt over the glue..... and magically the bears appeared!
The Spanish book had pandas in it so I had him do this Circle Panda Craft I saw on the First School Website.
We also made a Handprint Bear and Footprint Teddybear.
I used his animal cookie cutters to make him Teddybear-shaped Waffles!