A portrait of bear

The children were invited to draw and frame a portrait of their bears as a very nice way to celebrate the first day of spring with their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

The portrait center was open all throughout the morning so the children could stop by anytime to draw a portrait (no appointment was necessary)…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

After drawing the bear, the children could add a beautiful handcrafted construction paper frame to their drawing…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Drawing a bear portrait gave the children a chance to really look their bears over and talk about what they liked best about their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Not everyone chose to draw a portrait for their bear but for those who did, the portraits were of such high artistic quality that they needed hung up in the bear art gallery…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

I think it is about time to wrap up my story about our Bear Wake Up Party so let me leave you with a few more highlights of how the children chose to spend their time with the bears. Some of the children chose to read our class book with their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Some of the children wanted to read their journals to their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Most of the bears took time to eat a big breakfast of pancakes at the feeding station…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

And the children enjoyed a special treat during snack to celebrate spring and for taking such good care of their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Only some of the children chose to take their bears outside for play…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

But all of the children took time to play with their bears in some way because as we all know, every good bear learns best through play…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

And because our students are incredible bear keepers, every bear received lots of hugs and attention all throughout the day…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Now that our bear checklists were completed, the bears are ready to go to their new home with the children and hopefully sleep in a soft, cozy, warm bed for the night…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

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By |2016-03-31T02:00:26+00:00March 31st, 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.

3 Comments

  1. Libby Spence March 31, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Where did you find the plastic bears? They are adorable.

    THANK YOU…

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm - Reply

      These are soft bears that we made. The teachers sewed the bears using a fabric called OlyFun available at Hobby Lobby (great crafting fabric). The children stuffed the bears and decorated their bears.

  2. Jeanette K March 31, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    What a super activity! The kids looked very engaged. Thanks for sharing!

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