Make a hibernating bear den is one of the most beloved activities in the kindergarten. See this post from last year: Bear Dens. This year I changed it up a bit and had the child glue the brown bag upside down on the paper plate. I teach the children to use “tabbing” which is simply cutting slits to make a folded tab to glue down. We use glue sticks.
Each child cut their own opening in the bag. This year I was given a huge bag of pine cones. So we added trees! I had a parent volunteer hot glue the pine cones on to the plate for us – the children chose their “trees” and told her where to glue it.
The children added “snow” to the trees and the den. (make snow by filling a dixie cup with shaving cream, add one good squeeze of white paint and one squeeze of glue. Mix with a popsicle stick.)
A dixie cup of snow paint goes a long ways.
Do you see the bear inside the den? Each child drew their own bear (or bears).
This bear is not yet in his den. . .
Busy making bears!
Notice the food sources? This student added a pond with fresh fish and berries. . . just in case her bear was awaken from his deep hibernation!