Inspired by a children’s story Going on a bear hunt is a hide and seek based game for a rainy day – or can easily be adapted for a not so rainy day outside in the garden and we’ve even played it on a trip to a local forest. It’s useful if your child has read the story or has knowledge of it. We had it read to us at a local playgroup recently so was fresh in our minds but will be borrowing it from the library or getting my little ones a copy for the book shelf.
What you need to recreate Going on a Bear Hunt at home
A teddy bear
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Optional – pieces of furniture, sheets, cushions to create an obstacle course to go over, under, through etc….
How you go on a Bear Hunt
Before you start the game you need to hide the teddy bear somewhere in the house (garden or forest). Then with your child you go around the house trying to find the bear, we do mimes of different actions so looking in the bathroom we pretend to swim, going over cushions we go up and down hills, through sheets over the dinning room table it’s through long grass etc…. How you get to the teddy bear is your choice but let your imagination go wild with what you need to go through to get there in the end.