Brown bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Printables

Are you looking for extension activities to the amazing book by Bill Martin Jr. ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see’? You’re in LUCK! These fun and hands-on activities will help your kids work on color word recognition, one-on-one correspondence, visual discrimination, counting and story sequencing.

Brown Bear Activities

Brown Bear Color, Count & Match

Brown Bear Color Count Match

Using interactive activities like this one, is a hands-on and engaging way for your kids to learn concepts such as counting. It’s also a great way to master fine motor skills, visual discrimination and so much more.

What you get in this pack:

  • Color, Count & Match Math Worksheet
  • Color, Count & Record Math Worksheet

What else is needed:

  • Color pencils, markers/ crayons

How to use this resource:

After reading the story, ask the children to name all the animals in the story as well as their colors. Hand out the worksheets. Now ask the children to color all the animals on it the same color as those of the animals in the book. When they are done, children count the amount of animals in each row and color the corresponding number the same color.

Brown Bear I Spy

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, I Spy

How to use this resource:

Ask children to color all the animals on the worksheet the same color as the animals in the story. Now ask them to count each animal and record the amount in the blocks at the bottom of the worksheet. Talk about which animals were the most or the least when they are all done.

Brown Bear Brown Bear Math Worksheets
Click on the image to download the freebie! You can print the worksheets on card stock because the thicker paper is more durable. Laminate the worksheets or put them in dry erase pockets so your kids can use them over and over.

Brown Bear Role Play

Brown Bear Roleplay

All kids love pretending to be animals. This activity is great for getting them to practice speaking in front of bigger groups, work on those memory skills and just to have fun!

What you get:

  • Black & White pictures of all of the animals in the story on A4 paper

What else will you need:

  • Scissors
  • Coloring pencils/ markers or crayons
  • Tape
  • Skewer sticks/ chopsticks

How to use this resource:

Depending on how many children you have in the class, ask each child to choose an animal (if you have 9 children…perfect! If 18, even more perfect! But if you have 14 like me, print out 2 copies of each animal and ask children to choose an animal). Let children color their animals and cut on the dotted lines. When they are done, tape a chopstick or a skewer stick (cut off the sharp sides on these beforehand) on the back of the picture of the animal. The children now have stick puppets!

Ask everyone to sit in a circle on the mat and ask ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’. All the children that has a picture of the brown bear stand up, put their stick puppets in the air and say ‘I see a red bird, looking at me.’ They then ask ‘Red Bird, red Bird, what do you see?’ and the children with the picture of a red bird stand up. Continue until all the children had a go.

Brown Bear Role Play
Click on the image to download the activity.

Brown Bear Color Cut-and-Paste

Brown Bear Color Words

What else will you need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloring Pencils

How to use this resource:

Say all the color words and ask children to say which letter sound each word begins with. Hand out the worksheets and ask the kids to color the pictures of the animals the same colors as the ones in the story, and then to cut out the color words. Then ask the children to paste the correct color word underneath each picture.

Brown Bear Brown Bear Centers and Activities

Click on the image above to get the cut-and-paste worksheet as well as 7 other centers and activities including:

  • Animal Word Cards
  • Pocket Chart Cards
  • M&M’s Color Sorting Math Center
  • Teddy Bear Counters Cards
  • Stick Puppets Printable
  • Hand Print Activity Book for Art

Brown Bear Sequencing

Brown Bear Sequence

What else will you need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Strips of colored paper (4 inches in width and about 20 inches in length)

How to use this resource:

Children color the pictures, cut it out and paste them in the correct order. When they are done, pair the kids up and ask them to re-tell the story to their partner while pointing to the strips.

Click on the image to download the Sequencing Activity and the Spin & Color Literacy Center

Brown Bear Color Race

Brown Bear color race

An activity that can be done in pairs, small groups or as a whole class.

What YOU WILL need:

  • Coloring pencils, markers or crayons
  • The color words cut out.

How to use this resource:

Place all the color words face down on a table. Ask volunteers to turn over one card at a time. Everyone colors the animal that is that color in the story on their worksheets. Continue until all the animals have been colored.

Art Activity: Brown Bear Handprint Book

Brown Bear Printables

Another fantastic extension activity on the book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?’ is this handprint animals book. Depending on the amount of time you have, each child can make their own book, or each child can choose one animal and then all the pages can be assembled in a class book. Click on the image below to download the printable book.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Art Activity

Brown Bear M&M’s Graphing Center

Everyone loves this activity! Children each get a handful of skittle/ M&M’s. They sort these according to the different colors on the Color Sorting Mat, then complete the Pictograph.

Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
Click on the images to download the M&M’s center.

When they are done, they count and record on the recording mat. And then comes the best part, they eat all the skittles/ M&M’s.

Brown Bear Printables

Brown Bear Spin & Color Center

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Printables

Cut out, laminate and assemble the spinner. Children take turns to spin the spinner. Children color the animal the spinner lands on, on their coloring sheet. Continue until the coloring sheet is completed.

For a whole week of the Sense of Sight printables, centers, activities and a free lesson plan in one convenient pack, click on the image below.

Sense of Sight Printables


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