The little ones have been reading “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen’s classic children’s book.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
A father and his four children–a toddler, a preschool boy and two older girls–go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant: “We’re going to catch a big one. / What a beautiful day! / We’re not scared. / Oh-oh! Grass! / Long, wavy grass. / We can’t go over it. / We can’t go under it. / Oh, no! / We’ve got to go through it!” The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear, who chases them all back to their home. It’s a fantastic journey–was it real or imagined?–with the family’s actions (and interaction) adding to the trip a good-natured, jolly mood.
They’ve memorized the actions (and much of the text) of the book, and on Friday they went out into the patio to have their own bear hunt. They obviously had a great time, running, stomping, and swishing along.