Polar Bear, Polar Bear Sequencing Activity

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Are you looking for a fun sequencing activity to the book ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear?’ by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr? You have come to the right place! I use this book in my class during the ‘Sense of Hearing’ topic. It teaches the little learners all about the different sounds animals make and that we use our ears to hear these. It also promises for lots of fun copying all these sounds!

Polar Bear Polar Bear Activities

What is sequencing?

Sequencing is a very important aspect of communication for a child. It refers to the ability of a child to understand how objects and events occur in a logical sequential manner. Understanding this skill enables the child to retell stories and recreate events.


Polar Bear Polar Bear Activities
Polar Bear Sequencing Activity

What you need:

  • Sequencing Activity Sheet
  • Coloring Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to use this resource:

After reading the story, or watching the read aloud on YouTube, I play some animal sounds to the children (just search for example ‘lion sound’ in a search engine). I ask the children to close their eyes and to listen to each sound, and to guess which animal makes the sound. The children then pretend to be these animals and move around the class while bellowing and roaring and hissing.

After handing out the activity sheet, the children color the pictures and cut along the lines to get two strips. They glue these strips together. Make sure the pictures on the strips are in the same order as in the book (lion, hippo, flamingo, zebra, snake, elephant, leopard, peacock, walrus, zookeeper, children). The teacher helps the children to cut on the lines on the polar bear and to pull the strips through.

Polar Bear Polar Bear Activities
Completed sequencing activity.

When everyone is done, we listen to the story again. The children pull the strips as each new animal appears while making the animal sound.


If you are looking for some fun and engaging activities to teach your kids about the Sense of Sight, have a look at the following printables.


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