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!
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….
-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!
-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!
– 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!
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!
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!
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:
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? – Bill Martin Jr.
Where Do Polar Bears Live? – Sarah Thomson
National Geographic Polar Bears – Laura Marsh
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