Going on a lion hunt in preschool

In my previous post, I shared with you how to make a lion. This post should have probably come first because we read the story “We’re Going on a Lion Hunt” by Margery Cuyler before making our lions..

This is a super fun book presented in the similar style of the old familiar chant “Going on a Bear Hunt.”

After reading the book, we went outside on our own lion hunt…

We brought the book with us so we could see if we might come across some of the same obstacles that the children in the book came across…

To add to our lion hunt adventure, we hid two little sponge lion puppets in the yard for the children to try and find…

It was quite chili outside, so after finding the lion puppets about 4 times, we headed back indoors and then we made our painted lion heads

By |2012-01-17T18:00:09+00:00January 17th, 2012|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Cindy A. Johnson January 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I love your blog! I appreciate the bright color and fantastic ideas. I have written a book for teachers and parents of preschool through kindergarten age children. Won’t you please check it out? Find it at my blog: http://alphabetletters.wordpress.com. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Jill January 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    my kids are in LOVE with the bear hunt book…im going to HAVE to get this book!! thanks for sharing!!! and pretty sure we will have to do your how to make a lion as well!!!!! You ROCK!!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jill:)

  3. We enjoy acting out the story: Going On A Bear Hunt – especialy the thick, oozy mud part 🙂 My children get right into it! Now I’m keen to get a copy of the Lion Hunt book.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      We love the Lion Hunt book Elise:) It is wonderfully illustrated!

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