Thursday, August 23, 2012

Finger Play Fun Day: Going on a Bear Hunt

Finger Play Fun Day:  Going on a Bear Hunt photo
Going on a Bear Hunt!

Today, for Finger Play Fun Day we are going on a bear hunt!



Finger Play Fun Day:  Goin on a Bear Hunt photo

Do you want to come too?

This song is a great way to enjoy music as a story.  Each verse is another obstacle to get through to get to the bear.  There are a lot of movements so this is a great one to sing when children need time to wiggle!  This song also teaches sequencing as each verse is sung in order and at the end you have to go back through the obstacles from last to first.  There are many different ways to sing this song.  I put together my favorite verses and made up this version! 






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Going on a Bear Hunt
Tonya Dirksen's version

Remember, every line is repeated!



 
We’re going on a bear hunt (repeat)

We’re going to catch a big one,

I’m not afraid,

What a beautiful day,

 

Uh oh,

Grass,

Long wavy grass,

We can’t go over it,

We can’t go under it,

We’ll have to go through it,

Swish, swish, swish,

 

 

We’re going on a bear hunt, (repeat)

We’re going to catch a big one,

I’m not afraid,

What a beautiful day,

 

Uh oh,

A Forest,

A tall dark forest,

We can’t go over it,

We can’t go under it,

We’ll have to go through it,

Stumble, stumble, trip,

 

We’re going on a bear hunt, (repeat)

We’re going to catch a big one,

I’m not afraid,

What a beautiful day,

 

Uh oh,

A river,

A wet cold river,

We can’t go over it,

We can’t go under it,

We’ll have to go through it,

Swim, swim, swim,

 

We’re going on a bear hunt, (repeat)

We’re going to catch a big one,

I’m not afraid,

What a beautiful day,

 

Uh oh,

Mud,

Thick oozy mud,

We can’t go over it,

We can’t go under it,

We’ll have to go through it.

Squash, squash, squash,

 

 

We’re going on a bear hunt, (repeat)

We’re going to catch a big one,

I’m not afraid,

What a beautiful day.

 

Uh oh,

A cave.

A dark gloomy cave,

We can’t go over it,

We can’t go under it,

We’ll have to go through it,

Tip toe, tip toe,

 

What’s that?

A long dark furry coat,

A soft black shiny nose,

2 black furry ears,

2 black googly eyes,

 

It’s a bear!

 

Back through the cave,

Tip toe, tip toe,

Back through the mud,

Squash, squash, squash

Back through the river,

Swim, swim, swim,

Back through the forest,

Stumble, stumble trip,

Back through the grass,

Swish, swish, swish,

Back to our home,

Run, run, run,

Open the front door,

Shut the front door,

Lock the front door,
 
Hop in bed,
 
Pull the covers over my head,

Phew!

I’m not afraid!

 We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic Carolyn, at Wise Owl Factory has done a great post with a review of the fun book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.  Check out the wonderful free PDF and free PPT she has made to go along with the song.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
 

4 comments:

  1. My girls don't know the hand-motions to this. They are going to be so excited! Also the print-out is perfect for Courtney.
    Thanks again for having this blog!

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    1. This is one of my favorite songs so I hope your girls enjoy it too! Thank you for reading Marcy!

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  2. This is so much fun. My daughter loves going on Bear Hunts! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing the songs with your girls!
      Tonya

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