Dumpling and I started going for plays when she was about 2 I think. As Dumpling loves books, I thought that it would be nice to bring her along to experience "theatre". To my surprise, she enjoyed it so much that she would cry at the end of every play!
So, it then became a habit to bring her for such performances whenever it reaches the sunny shores here. To make it more relevant and enjoyable for Dumpling, we often do a unit study on it prior to watching it. With "We're going on a bear hunt", our homeschool unit study was relatively quick as she has read the book before almost a year ago when we used some lapbook materials from homeschool share.
These are some of the pictures taken last March.
Learning about prepositions
The wonderful thing about lapbooking is that the elements can be kept and reused again and this is exactly what we did this year. However, as Dumpling is now older, I was on the hunt for more age-appropriate materials and I was blessed with more homeschool resources on this book from homeschool creations which had more preschool level elements. Additionally, between a few friends, we did an exercise called "homeschool swop" where each of us prepares a unit and we swop! One of the packs I was blessed with was on this very same story too. :)
We had loads of fun and inspired by Totally Tots, I decided to take some of the activities outdoors too. Here's Dumpling in action.
Picking up pebbles and making swishy swashy sounds :)
Instead of using story sequencing cards, I encouraged Dumpling to build her own scenes
Uh oh! Thick oozy mud!
Swirling whirling snowstorm!
Oh no! Its a bear! LOL
Literacy bit: beginning sounds
Literacy (reading and matching of sentences to scenes) and reinforcement on Ordinal Numbers
More math bit (this was part of the homeschool swop exercise). "Adding on" using number line
Numberline with a twist for some kinesthetic fun!
While props were simple
Comic timing was great!
All in all, another GREAT homeschooling unit! Loooooooviiiiiiiiinnnnngggg it!!!!
Read about another blogger mum's Bear Hunt activity here!
I forgot to add on a YouTube clip of the author narrating the story! Here you go: