Read It Make It: Bear Craft

A Story for Small Bear written by Alice B. McGinty and illustrated by Richard Jones is the perfect fall picture book. Small Bear is preparing for winter and Mama Bear tells him not to dilly or dally. Little does Small Bear know Mama Bear is watching over him all the time to ensure he is safe.

Small Bear has to get all of his pre-winter activities done and make it back to the den in time for a story. Do you think Small Bear makes it back in time for a story? What do you think the story is about?

Bear Craft

The following paper craft is perfect for a small child to practice scissor skills and following directions. You can have your child cut all of the circles or you can prepare the circles and have your child assemble the craft. Any way you complete the craft your child will not only enjoy a beautiful story, they will practice important skills.

Materials

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black, Brown and White construction paper
  • Black Marker

Instructions

  1. Cut one circle (7″ across) and two circles (2″ across) out of the brown construction paper.
  2. Cut one circle (5 1/2″ across) and two circles (1 1/2″ across) out of the white construction paper.
  3. Cut one circle (2″ across) and two circles (1″ across) out of the black construction paper.
  4. Glue the 5 1/2″ white circle to the 7″ brown circle as shown in the picture above.
  5. Glue one 1 1/2″ white circles to the middle of the 2″ brown circle, repeat with other white circle.
  6. Glue the 2″ brown circle with white circle attached to the back of the 7″ brown circle (as illustrated in the picture above).
  7. Glue the 2″ black circle to the middle of the 5 1/2″ white circle and the smaller black circles to the 7″ brown circle (just above the largest white circle).
  8. Draw mouth just below 2″ black circle (as illustrated in the picture above).

Now you have your own little bear!