Bears need exercise too!

Sleeping in a cold, dark cave for weeks at a time can make anyone stiff and sore – even a bear! No worries, our students helped their bears loosen up all those stiff muscles with a little exercise.

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

To make sure the bears got a good work out, the children took their bears over to our gym mat. Along the wall were photos of bears in different stretching positions the children could try…

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

And on the mat were different games the bears could play (with the children of course)…

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

The bears got a great workout all throughout the morning on our bear exercise mat…

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

Our students got a pretty good workout themselves in the process of helping their bears get all warmed up…

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

And the photos were perfect for giving the children a variety of prompts for stretching techniques…

Bears need exercise too! By Teach Preschool

Now that the bears have had a good grooming, physical, and some exercise it is time to head on over to the portrait center to draw a photo with bear. And that is exactly what my next post will be all about so don’t miss it!

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By |2016-03-30T07:00:05+00:00March 30th, 2016|

About the Author:

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. Janet T. March 30, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Where did you get the bear photos? I’m really enjoying this sequence and I plan to use it next year. Very well thought out! I like the exposure to all these different aspects of bear life
    . Lots of learning!

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