The Big Fuzzy Activities

The Big Fuzzy Read Aloud & Activities!

The Big Fuzzy by Caroline Castle

Little Sira dug a hole in the ice and sank her line and hook. The sun was sleeping. But someone was watching. Someone big and white and fearsome!

“Big Fuzzy!”….The little boy in this story is so cute! The big old fearsome bear is kinda cute to…I love the pictures in this book and how Big Fuzzy is drawn. If you want you could bring this book out on February 27th…which is International Polar Bear Day!

I found this book right in the middle of Spring. But that didn’t stop us from coming up with activities to do! Here is what we did and more!

The Big Fuzzy Read Aloud and Activities!

First I knew we were gonna have to do something that involved polar bears and fish! So off to pinterest I went. There were ALOT of those two types of activities so I had to be choosy….

Fish for Big Fuzzy

-First thing my littles did was this adorable Fish Scales Craft. My three year old loves to paint so I let him have at it! I always have toilet paper and paper towel rolls saved up somewhere just for projects like this! Crafty Morning is one of my go to sites for when I am looking around for crafts. Be sure to check it out!

More Fish Crafts!

Paper Plate & Cupcake Liner Fish

Fish Handprint in a Fishbowl

Tissue Paper Fish

Food Fishbowls

-I drew an outline of a bear then laminated it. We did everything from fingerpainting our bears different colors to covering them in shaving cream. Over and over again! Messy fun is FUN!

-Again with the same polar bear drawing we had a big bag full of shredded paper and the little’s stuck them all over the bears!

Stamp Set  Bear Stamp     bear stickers

– I have a collection of bear stamps & stencils that have been building up throughout the years, so we set them all on the table, plus markers, bear stickers, cotton balls and big sheets of paper. It was a polar bear collage masterpiece and they had a blast! Oh the giggles!

Check out these Polar Bear Crafts!

Polar Bear Craft for Kids

Cardboard Tube Polar Bear

Hand Print Polar Bear

Polar Bear Masks

Teddy Bear Cookie Cutters

We already had a few different teddy bear sizes of cookie cutters. So we whipped up some cute bear sandwiches and veg’s for lunch. We also built bears from marshmallows!

 Discussion Time!

We talked about polar bears, fish, and people. Compared where and how each one lived, found food, and how in real life…well, you don’t want to let a polar bear around your little brother!

We discussed and looked up more pictures of how this brave little girl who lived in an igloo with your little brother dressed and took care of their sick mother.

Don’t forget to look up facts about polar bears! Such as:

How fast can polar bears run?

What do they eat?

Where do they live?

How much can they weigh?….and so on.

Make sure you even thrown in some science!

Blubber Mitten Experiment

Overall this book is on my oh so sweet book list and glad we were able to have so much fun with it!

The Big Fuzzy Read Aloud:

Read lots of books!

Polar Bear

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? – Bill Martin Jr.

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Where Do Polar Bears Live? – Sarah Thomson

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National Geographic Polar Bears – Laura Marsh

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38 comments

  1. charleneasay1 says:

    We love the Eric Carle Polar bear Polar bear at our house. Thanks for sharing with us all at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party.

  2. Kelly S says:

    My son started carrying around a stuffed polar bear this week. I’m guessing he would love these books! Visiting from Us, Coffee, and Jesus.

  3. MaryHill says:

    I love your ideas and the books that you share. I love Polar Bears and love the idea of Polar Bear sandwiches. I will have to share with my hubby.Maybe we can make these for the grands. Thanks for linking up at LIteracy Musing Mondays.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Love the activities that go with the books. They are great extensions for kids. I’m visiting today from #shinebloghop

  5. Michelle says:

    I read this book during our Winter Animals theme. The children in my class loved it so much I had to read it twice. Such a great story and the illustrations were beautiful.

  6. mummyfever says:

    How wonderful – love all the learning opportunities here. Thanks so much for linking up to #sharewithme

  7. Jen says:

    My three year old is obsessed with bears right now and this post is awesome! I am so going to go and grab this book and do the activities you shared. Thanks for linking up at the #happynowlinkup!

  8. Rachel @ Smart Mom Smart Ideas says:

    This looks like a cute polar bear book! I am sure my 6 year old would love it. Thanks for sharing at Mom-to-Mom Mondays.

  9. Raising Samuels says:

    This sounds like such a cute story! Thanks for sharing this book and all the fun ideas with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  10. Marissa says:

    How cute! We love doing off season reading so this might be perfect for us this summer… We could do a polar plunge in our little kiddie pool. Thanks for sharing with#thecozyreadingspot

  11. Victoria Osborn says:

    We love Polar Bears in our house, our zoo has a Polar Bear camera so my kids frequently ask to “check on” the Polar Bears. I’ll have to look for this book at our library!

  12. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    What a fun book to read. I’m sure I’d get something out of it too. I can always learn new facts about polar bears and life in an igloo. Your kids must love being homeschooled by you. Thank you for joining us at sweet inspiration.

  13. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy says:

    Polar bears are so cute. Love this. What great ideas and so creative. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope that you will continue to share with Charlotte over on Mummy Fever as she takes over Share With Me next week. #sharewithme

  14. Sara Silva says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your blog posts on my What Are You Doing? blog hop in May. I decided to feature this post on June’s blog hop. Congratulations!

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