Seven Little, Eight Little, Nine Little Teddy Bears
Ten Little Teddy Bears at story time today!
We HAD to read the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. You can really get the kids involved by having them tell you what sounds the animal makes or by having them help you point out all the animals at the end.
Our craft ties in with my stick puppets I used for a little rhyme I made up:
I gave each bear a different color shirt and glued the lines to the back of the bears. EASY PEASY! The kids were getting antsy at this point so we moved along to the fun part, THE CRAFT!
The craft is called Build a Bear Puppet. I preglued the sticks to save time and make it so much easier on the parents. One of the parents pointed out the possibility for so many other animals using those sticks.