Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a classic book that is also a favorite with young children.
It’s also loved because of its colorful illustrations and simple repetitive text and is a staple in many homes and classrooms.
The activities in this collection are a great way to extend the book, working on a variety of different skills.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See Activities
Make a brown bear mask using a paper plate. (JDaniel4’s Mom)
Put together a keepsake Brown Bear book using handprints. (Happy Home Fairy)
These teddy bear ears could easily be connected to the Brown Bear book. (Tea Time Monkeys)
Create a brown bear with paint using a fork. (Crafty Morning)
Paint a bear brown using tea bags. (Little Bright Sparks)
Use a paper bag to make a brown bear puppet. (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Use Brown Bear, Brown Bear props while reading the book during circle time. (Free Printable)
Create a Brown Bear, Brown Bear booklet for each child in your class and invite them to color the pages. (Free Printable)
Gather animals that are found in the story and work on beginning letter sounds. (Inspiration Laboratories)
String beads to use while reading the story. (Mama Miss)
Make your own Brown Bear story stones to use while reading the book. (Montessori Beginnings)
Use a free printable for these Brown Bear story stones. (Preschool Inspirations)
Put together a Brown Bear button snake to retell the Brown Bear story. (I Can Teach My Child)
Create color words cards with these free printables. (Doodle Bugs Teaching/TPT)
Color dry white beans using the same colors in the book and invite your children to explore them in a sensory bin. (Childhood 101)
All you need are 4 ingredients to make this super easy slime! (Preschool Powol Packets)
This Brown Bear printable game encourages the children to ask yes/no questions. (Growing Book by Book)
Use M&Ms and the free printable mat for some color sorting. (Making Learning Fun)
Draw different colored dots on paper and play a color matching game using bear crackers. (Toddler Approved)
Put together an animal color matching activity using the free printable. (No Time for Flashcards)
After reading each page ask the children to find something in the room that is the same color. (Reading Confetti)
Here’s 9 weeks’ worth of color activities you can do with the Brown Bear book. (Craftulate)
Download the free brown bear printable and explore shapes. (JDaniel4s Mom)
Download this free printable and use unifix cubes to count each animal. (Anita Gerberry/TPT)
Put on a brown bear shadow puppet show. (My Little Bookcase)
Download the free printable to make your own Brown Bear lacing cards. (Preschool Inspirations)
Download the free printable and get moving with a fun Brown Bear inspired game. (Let’s Play, Learn, Grow)
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