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Do you read the story Brown Bear Brown Bear as part of your back to school activites?  If so, I think you'll enjoy these 3 Brown Bear packets, which practice a variety of standards.

First up is a set of number puzzles featuring all of the characters in the Brown Bear story.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesNumber strip puzzles, are a quick, easy & fun way for your students to practice sequencing numbers, counting from 1 to 10, counting backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s.

There are 11 different character puzzles, plus a grouping of all of them.

Each character comes in a 1-10 numbered puzzle, as well as a skip count by 10s to 100 puzzle, plus an assortment of puzzles that count backwards, plus skip count by 2s, 3s, and 5s.

There are puzzles in full color, so you can use them for an independent math center, as well as black & white, so that children can make their own puzzles. 

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesNext up, is  a “Brown Bear’s Colors" booklet.  There are two black & white booklet options, which feature all of the colorful characters in the Brown Bear story.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesThere’s a blank square with lines in one version, where older students can think of 3 items that are also that color, then write them in the space provided, while younger students can simply trace the words with the matching crayon or maker, in the other option.

I’ve provided pages in color as well, so that you can quickly and easily make a sample to share.

Besides using the patterns to make a booklet, you can also cut the 4 sections out and then glue them on a matching sheet of construction or scrapbook paper.

These can be hung up as a single poster or put together like a quilt

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesFinally, I made a Brown Bear Literacy Packet.  After reading the story, review each sentence using the pocket chart cards.

Don’t have a pocket chart? You can also put magnets or Velcro dots on the back and use on your white board or flannel board.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesMake an extra set and use these for a sequencing game.

You can also pass this set out to students while you read the story. When you come to that character, the child holding that card places it on the board.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesFor more word work practice, I’ve included 6 worksheets where students read, trace, write, color, cut & glue, character and color words.

These are great for Daily 5 word work, homework, or early finishers too.  I’ve also included a “Which was your favorite character?” graphing extension.

For an individual center, or whole-group activity, print, laminate & trim the individual word cards. There’s a large set to use for your center, as well as a smaller set, to make for your whole group.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesChildren play “Build a Sentence” by arranging the cards in appropriate order, which will help reinforce beginning capitalization and end punctuation.

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesWhen they’ve “built” their sentence, they record it on their “construction” worksheet. (There are 5 options, which include BW & color versions).

For a job well done, give children a “We read Brown Bear. I can retell the story” bookmark, as a prompt to share the tale with their families. 

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesThis is also my first packet that I've made a Spanish version for!

The bundle is just a dollar more, so woo hoo if that helps you out too.  

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesToday's featured FREEBIE includes back to school treats and a bulletin board, as it will "o-fish-ally" be that time all too soon. 

brown bear activities, brown bear crafts, brown bear puzzles, back to school activites, back to school treat bags, back to school bulletin boards, color activitiesUntil then, wishing you a super relaxing summer. 

Gotta dash; time to go buy some fireworks! 

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