Going on a Bear Hunt

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(Leader says a line-others repeat. Pat on thighs in rhythm.)
Would you like to go on a bear hunt?
Okay-all right-come on-let's go!
Open the gate-close the gate. (clap hands)
Coming to a bridge-can't go over it-can't go under it.
Let's cross it. (thump chest with fists)
Coming to a river-can't go over it-can't go under it.
Let's swim it. (swim)
Coming to a tree-can't go over it-can't go under it.
Let's climb it. (climb up)
No bears! (climb down)
Coming to a wheat field-can't go over it-can't go under it.
Let's go through it! (rub palms together to make swishing noise)
Oh! Oh! I see a cave-it's dark in here. (cover eyes)
I see two eyes-I feel something furry. (reach out hand)
It's a bear!
Let's go home! (run in place)
(Describe and repeat above actions in reverse using fast motions)
Slam the gate! (clap hands)
We made it!

Theme Connections

Bears
Emotions
Rivers
Spatial Relationships

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