Friday, October 16, 2015

"All Types of Bears" Rhyme

"All Types of Bears" is a fun song I found in Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins (page 36). The book has flannel board templates but I used some puppets instead. I left out the koala bears section since I didn't have a koala bear puppet handy. I also changed the panda bear line to "like to eat bamboo". The book suggests singing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" but I used "London Bridge is Falling Down" instead. 

All Types of Bears
To the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 
Grizzly bears are big and brown, big and brown, big and brown.
Grizzly bears are big and brown, and live in the woods.

Polar bears are soft and white, soft and white, soft and white.
Polar bears are soft and white and live where it's cold.

Panda bears are black and white, black and white, black and white,
Panda bears are black and white, and live with bamboo.

Koala bears have great big ears, great big ears, great big ears.
Koala bears have great big ears and live high in a tree.

Teddy bears are just my size, just my size, just my size.
Teddy bears are just my size, to cuddle with at night.

My book choices were a flannel board of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats by Il Sung Na (loved it). I also had Byron Barton's The Three Bears pulled but decided it was too long for my group, which is skewing closer to 2 than 3 right now.

This week's Flannel Friday is hosted by Melissa

1 comments:

This is so cute, I'll definitely be using this song. PS Congrats on the new one!