Hello Forest Friends’ Fam,
Looking to go on an adventure without having to leave your home? Well then it is time to go on a bear hunt!
You can turn this story into a more physical activity by walking around your home acting out the different parts of the story and end up in a cave. (blanket over a table or chairs)
When I was a kid even though I had 8 billion toys I always complained I had nothing to play with. If your child feels the same way here are a couple of games you can make at home.
Make A Puzzle
  • Cardboard from cereal box
  • Markers or crayons
  • scissors
Cut out the large side of the cereal box. Have your child use markers or crayons to draw a picture. Make sure that the drawing fills up the entire space. Then you or your child can cut the box into different shapes. Mix them up and see if your child can put the puzzle together.
Matching Game
  • Cardboard
  • Markers or crayons
  • scissors
Cut cardboard into an even amount of similar sized squares. Have your child take two squares at a time and draw matching images on them (cars, smiley faces, stars).  Younger kids can make matching colored squares by coloring two squares with the same color.
To play mix them up and take turns finding the matching squares. For older kids you can flip them upside down into a grid and make a memory game where they flip over two at a time looking for a match.
You can also make a numbers and letter version of the matching game. With numbers you can write out the number on one square and then draw that number of objects on the other square. For letter you write uppercase letters and lower case letters on each of the squares.
-Teacher Zach