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These Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear activities are a great way to bring this adorable Christmas book to life with your preschoolers.
As you begin preparing your Christmas activities for preschoolers, be sure to make room in your schedule to read a few holiday books. Kids will love watching little Mouse’s generous heart on display in Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the story, and then discover some fun activities you can do with your preschoolers.
Add this free Christmas printable to your holiday activity list. Kids will love using the activity pages to complete mazes, practice writing, and more.
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear Activities
Christmas is just a few weeks away! Are you planning some fun Christmas activities? If so, be sure to check out Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! This adorable story and the funny illustrations are sure to capture your preschoolers from cover to cover!
After reading the story to your preschoolers, try some of the fun hands-on activities and printables I’ve shared below.
Ater reading this story with your preschoolers, practice stacking “presents” (blocks) like little Mouse did in the opening 2-page spread. How many “presents” can your preschool stack before it tips?
Stretch up high like little Mouse as he puts the star on the top of the tree. Now, pretend to pick up ornaments and place them on a tree. Instruct little ones to bend down low and stretch up high. Stretch to the left and to the right.
Use some small, round ornaments to do a fun process-art project. Line a tray or box with art paper. Squeeze a little bit of paint in the bottom of the box. Drop in a few mini ornaments and shake. Continue shaking and tilting the box to see the ornament roll through the paint and make a fun design.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRINTABLE?
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this free printable pack, you will find the following activities:
• Color and trace: Kids will color the picture and trace the word at the bottom of the page.
• Handwriting: Trace the letters, and trace the sentence at the bottom of the page. Features letters B, T, P, S, and M.
• Maze: Trace the line to help mouse get to bear.
• Scissor Practice: Color the pictures. Then, cut them out on the dashed line. Includes three scissor practice pages.
• Tracing: Kids will trace holiday shapes and color the picture. Includes three tracing pages.
• Trace the Lines: Kids can trace the lines from left to right. This is a great fine motor activity and perfect for prewriting practice.
• and more!
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