We're Going on a Bear Hunt

For Foundation stage children, focusing on literacy and art.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a day of active learning designed for Foundation stage children that looks closely at the Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury story of the same name. After an introduction where the children are drawn in to feeling part of a magical story place to learn about stories together they consider the equipment needed to go on a bear hunt. Then together we sing the bear hunt song and go outside to all the places mentioned in the book through the long grass and in the forest.

After returning to the classroom for a snack the children set out in up to five small groups each led by at least one adult from school. They all visit each of the different places in the book to complete a different related art or literacy activity. Including mud printing, taking leaf and bark rubbings, paddling in water and thinking of watery words.

After lunch which can be eaten outside in warm weather or inside each group collates all the work they have done by sticking them on long pieces of paper to show their journey. They start by drawing around their feet and finish by drawing the bear cave.

The day finishes under our special story tree with each group sharing their journey and then all singing and signing ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.

  • Numbers: We have only one indoor classroom, so can only take one group at a time (maximum 30 children). Year groups can be accommodated by coming across several days
  • Time: 9.30am (to 10.00 depending on arrival time) until about 2.30
  • Cost: We charge £4.90 per child, with no charge for adults (Note the minimum charge is £117.60).

To book please contact the Botanic Garden Education Office on 0116 271 2933 or email us.