The kids loved making our hibernating bears.
We started by "painting" paper bag caves that were glued onto paper plates with a mixture of shaving cream, white glue and white paint. I put a squirt of each in a small dixie cup and then the children stirred the mixture with a popsicle stick and then used the stick to spread the mixture. I got the idea from Sally at Fairy Dust Teaching.
I knew that my kids would like a 3D bear so we made bears with model magic. I colored the model magic with brown food coloring and then did a sort of "directed sculpture lesson." They are adorable!
We also pretended to hibernate. This is ALWAYS one of the kids' favorite activities.
First we brainstormed a list of animals that hibernate. Then each child decided what animal they wanted to be.
|Bears hibernating under the table.|
These are hibernating bats!