Both my kids loved the Eric Carle book “Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see ” when they where a bit younger. So when I saw these lovely stick puppets (Free to download from Twinkl) I knew they would be a hit in our house and I thought it might be fun if we used them to make our own version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear.
We started off by colouring in the black and white version but we did not stick to the colours in the book we choose our own colours.
Then we cut out the brightly coloured animals and stuck them into our little book. We just folded some plain white card and drew the lines ourselves (the lines were not even all the same width as the kids had a go at using the rulers but it was great practice for them).
Then my daughter started writing out her sentences for her book (she addapted them to the colours that she used for the different animals – so Brown Bear became Pink Bear). I have never seen her this excited to practice her writing.
Not only did she practice her writing and her spelling but we talked about using capital letters (she likes to insert capital letters in the middle of her sentences) and when to use a verses an (still something she gets confused by). And the best part was afterwards she was so proud of her little book.
I love the way this turned out. It was so easy to set up and my daughter really loved creating her own mini-version of the book. We are definately going to make a few more of these mini-books in the future.
Twinkl have a number of FREE resources relating to this book on their website – it is worth haveing a look – Brown Bear Brown Bear Resources