It's already snowing when Old Bear settles in his cave, ready to hibernate for the winter. He has a dream that it's spring and he's a cub again. His dream continues through summer, autumn, and winter. When he wakes, it really is spring.
For our project, I divided paper plates into fourths and put a dot of paint in each. The paint coordinated with the seasons in the book. Pink for spring, green for summer, orange for fall, and blue for winter.
My 4 year old painted the plate.
Next I found some clipart pictures. Four objects to match each season plus the bear. It's nothing fancy but it goes well with the book. If you'd like it, you can click on the picture to get it.
We cut out the pictures and then glued them to the appropriate color/season.
We also glued Old Bear to some cardboard and added a strip of paper.
We cut this out and attached it to the center of the paper plate with a metal fastener so it spins around.
Now every time we read the book, we take out our Old Bear plate and move him through the seasons as we read.
What Kevin Henkes book did you read this month? Please share!