We made these We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story stones to mark this classic book’s 30th birthday.
This is a book that brings up all of the warm and fuzzies for so many readers.
And what is a childhood without reenacting the legendary Bear Hunt with some swishy-swashying in long, wavy grass and squelch-squerching in thick, oozy mud? (This read of the story by the author Michael Rosen is so fun.)
Story stones are a fabulous way to help young readers retell the story. They are a concrete material that helps deepen comprehension of the book.
What you will need to make your Bear Hunt Story Stones:
Some smooth stones (I bought mine from Cleverpatch. You could try your local garden centre or go on a rock collecting walk.)
My free Bear Hunt Story Stones printable*
PVA glue or Mod Podge
“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” Story Stones Printable
The process is pretty simple.
Download the “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” Story Stones Printable.
Cut out each oval from the printable.
Choose a stone for each scene.
You will need to trim the oval down to fit each unique stone.
Use PVA glue or Mod Podge to glue the paper onto the stone- “just a dot, not a lot.”
Then put a thin coat of PVA glue / Mod Podge over the paper. This helps to give your story stones a nice gloss, but most importantly, it seals the paper and helps your story stones last a bit longer.
When we made these story stones in my READ + CREATE classes, the conversations that arose were the CUTEST.
One mini maker wondered why they went on a bear hunt if they didn’t really want to find a bear.
We all wondered how the bear was feeling as he trudged back to his cave.
If you do use this printable to make your own We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story stones, I’d love to see them! Tag me on IG or FB with @ohcreativeday.