Tots! Activity: Animals in Winter
As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity for parents and tots to activate at home. Use our files to create your own bear, then share your work with us by tagging @cheekwood on Instagram and using #cheekwoodtots!
Here’s what you’ll need:• Bear parts template *See template below
• Construction paper in brown and black
• Brown tissue paper
• Glue stick
Directions:1. Print out the bear template and cut out the pieces. Trace your bowl on brown construction paper. Cut the ears and muzzle out of brown paper. Cut the eyes, nose, and mouth out of black paper. Cut brown tissue paper into 1 inch squares.
2. Glue the tissue paper squares onto the round piece of brown construction paper.
3. Flip over and glue on the bear’s ears.
4. Flip back over and glue on the face pieces.
Try pairing the activity with one of these books:
Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer
Over and Under the Snow
Ask your explorer: • What does it mean to hibernate? Do you think you could sleep all winter?
• What animals hibernate?
• Do you think they need to prepare to sleep that long? How do you think they prepare?