Caution! Bear hunt in progress!

There's been great excitement over the past few days setting up our latest small world area.

It's rough and ready but totally do-able with a variety of 'on hand' materials.

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen is a fabulous story for recount, sequencing, oral language, drama, letter recognition.... everything and anything really!!

It also makes for a super, small world station. Here's what we have so far. Obviously the children are going to add to it more over the next few weeks with their creations at the Junk Art and Construction Stations, but I think we've made a good start!

Thankfully I do I have a great sized classroom so I made a little corner behind the library and some of my Ikea units, to create a cosy, fictional, little land.


My attempt at a canopy over the cave area consists of a blanket
 and some twinkly lights from Ikea - far from complicated!

First up is our 'long wavy grass'..... or a variety of green fabric!

Uh oh! Mud - thick, oozy mud! Again, more chuncks of brown material here!

Then our river! Splash, splosh!

Don't forget the forest. I found part of an old artificial Christmas tree in the Art Store today. They branches are flexible which is perfect for our trees. Added a hession bag for the forest floor then to finish it off.


Next our snowstorm. Net curtain and some lovely shiny foil material from ReCreate.ie.
The children suggested using our crazy daisies and flower discs for snowflakes - genius!

Oh no! A snowstorm! A whirling, twirling snowstorm!


Lastly our bear cave. It's all child led, so their suggestion was a big box. And hey presto!
Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe! "What's that?"



We also have the dolls house around the area too, forgot to photograph that unfortunately! 

Finally, some bear visuals for inspiration too. Handy for letter recognition and sounding too!

All 'Bear Hunt' images are from Twinkl!


Happy hunting!















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