Friday, June 7, 2013
Going on a Bear Hunt
We held our annual Teddy Bear Picnic this week and
I set up a bear hunt again. But this year it was an
activity that families could individually participate
in all morning not as a whole group. It worked much
better this way.
When they entered, they first had to go through
swishy-wishy tall grass.
There were mixed feelings from the children, some were
hesitant and slowly made their way through the streamers.
While others excitedly went through again and again.
Next was the wibbly-wobbly bridge. And it was wobbly!
Each child carefully crossed the bridge in a way that they
Next came the Ooey-gooey mud – have to walk through it.
Squish, squish, squish.
Because it’s almost summer time here and no snow in the forecast,
I replaced a snowstorm with a bubble storm. It was the most popular
part of the whole bear hunt. There were lots and lots of bubbles all
being caught and popped and floating throughout the gardens.
I found a great bubble storm maker (gun) at walmart
(it came with batteries, yay). It produced lots of bubbles
If I was to do this again I would try to find a bubble
blower that could produce the same amount of bubbles
but didn’t require me to be there to work it. I missed a
lot of the Teddy Bear picnic because so many children
kept going on the hunt.
Finally the cave, a dark and tiny cave. Is there a bear inside?
Many were curious.
Most would peek inside.
Some would not go in.
One brave soul woke the bear and brought him out.