With the Winter days approaching fast, L and I have been observing, talking about, and learning about seasonal animal behavior, particularly migration and hibernation. He loves to talk about bear hibernation because there is a cave near our house that he thinks a bear lives in. There is one bear hibernation fact that he finds VERY funny---bears are the ONLY animals that do not pee or poop the entire time they are in hibernation. He loves to tell people this interesting fact!
So, to further expand on our recent hibernation exploration,
we made a bear cave using a paper bag.
Cut about 4 inches off the top of the paper bag
Cut an arched cave opening from one side of the bag
Fold the two sides of the bag together and fold 1 inch of the edge over.
Staple along the edge to hold the fold in place.
Pop the bag open to form a cave.
Step 5 & 6
Glue some fake snow, fiberfill, or cotton balls along the top of the cave
and along the bottom opening.
We had a small toy teddy bear to put in our cave, but if you don't you can have your child draw a picture of a bear, OR print one that can be colored or cut out as is such as the one below!
I thought this one was very cute!
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