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 Role Play Printables will help your kids work on color recognition, speaking skills and story sequencing.
Brown Bear Role Play
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:
- Coloring pencils/ markers or crayons
- 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.