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Jesse Bear Unit ~ Preschool Corner {&5K too!}

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Our Jesse Bear unit was put off a little bit and then I forgot to post about it. Somehow I didn’t manage to get as many pictures of the activities that we did to go along with the book…or somehow I’ve managed to lose them in the meantime.


From our Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? printables we talked about:

~ the foods that Jesse ate in the book {and the ones that we didn’t’ like or did like}

~ counted ducks in the tub and worked on 1:1 counting up to the number 15

~ practiced rhyming words

~ measured vegetables that we saw in the book

In addition to the printables, here’s a little peek at a few of the  ‘hands-on’ things we did together {and I managed to get a picture of}.

Bear Pancakes ~ all of the kids enjoyed this part of the Jesse Bear unit! We used chocolate syrup to make the mouth and raisins for the eyes.  Definitely a yummy addition.


The Flag ~ We talked about the flag of the US. There is a ball in the book that looks like a flag, so we made our own from construction paper and used silver star stickers for the field of blue. We also worked on the Pledge of Allegiance.


A few more things {not pictured}:

~ Jesse Bear’s drawers were very neat and organized…similar to another little boy’s drawers {and not those of his older brother}.

~ We made paper doll bears and dressed them up.

That’s about it for our week with Jesse Bear ~ how was your week?

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  1. Thank you for the reminder of the Jessie Bear books….love those and the writing style. The concepts are very teachable moments !  :)  

  2. Thank you for sharing all your B4FIAR printables!  I’m sure that I will enjoy them in the very near future with my little one turning “3”…ACK!  They grow up all too fast.

    • haha ~ I’m just visiting your site and looking at your ideas for Red Carpet since we’ll be doing that one in the next month!! :) Love the yarn painting and the red ribbon through the town!!

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to link up my music, science and water play post! It’s about using junk and kitchen utensils to explore music and science in the water play trough – it’s firmly focused on free play and exploration and it includes video showing the amazing range of musical sounds you can get from them and an explanation of the science that underpins them.

  4. The pancake bear is too cute!!

  5. Wonderful unit and printables, Jolanthe! I pinned your post to my Literature-Based Activities Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/literature-based-activities/.

  6. Debbie Lochner says

    Your printables for Jesse Bear won’t open – the message says that the file is broken. I am not interested in opening a PDF reader. Any suggestions?

    • You should be able to download them directly from the site. If you want to email me directly, I can send you the files when I am home. You may also want to try using a different browser first. You definitely do not need to download any software – you should only need Adobe Acrobat.

    • Debbie Lochner says

      Thank you so much for your prompt reply! For whatever reason, it opened just fine today, and is adorable!! I kept coming across references for your material while searching online for Jesse Bear activities. Thanks very much for sharing these things!!!

    • You are most welcome – enjoy!

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