We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Scavenger Hunt and Art Activity

Isla and Hudson are always up for exploring and adventure. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is such a fun adventure book and we love reading it over and over. Our edition also came with a bear that we love to hide and play the "Hot/Cold" game with. Another fun activity that we have done multiple times with this book is have a "Bear Hunt" party. We love to invite friends to read the story, make binoculars and then go on a fun "bear hunt". With the "bear hunt" we've hidden teddy grahams, gummy bears, and a teddy bear and it has been so much fun every time! I've included a file for some paw prints that you can print out on colored paper and write "clues" on. You can be as simple or as extravagant as you want with your clues depending on the age group you're having your party with. Some examples are: "Somewhere we eat" (table), "Where we sit to relax" (couch), "Some place that can be hot, but right now it is not" (oven), "Something that gives us shade" (tree), "Where we put envelopes" (mailbox), etc. As you can see this is a great indoor or outdoor activity! You can download and print the bear paws HERE.

For the binoculars, all you need is 2 pieces of cardboard tubing from either toilet paper or a paper towel roll cut in half, tape (I like to use washi tape because it holds them together and decorates them), any art supplies you want to decorate with, and string if you would like them to be able to put them over their head. Just have the kids decorate their tubes as much as they'd like, tape them together and then attatch a string! Such a fun, quick, and easy activity that adds a little more adventure and imagination to the bear hunt. I hope you enjoy this activity as much as we do!

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