To learn about the number five, we decorated a number five coloring sheet, did some printing practice, made some bear ears, crafted a bear puppet, and snacked on teddy bear trail mix.
To make the bear ears:
1) Download the template for the ears (here), print it onto card stock, and have the children color the ears and cut them out.
2) Cut 1" strips of paper, tape them together to form a headband, and attach the ears with glue or tape.
1) Download the template for the bear's ears, snout, and arms (here), print it onto card stock, and have the children color and cut out all the parts.
2) Glue all the parts to a paper bag, and add a couple of googly eyes.
To make the teddy bear trail mix:
1) Print the recipe by right-clicking on the picture below, saving it to your computer, and printing it like a regular 8X10 photo.
2) Attach the recipe to a little picnic basket (or favor box or bag), set out the ingredients, and let the kids make their own trail mix.
Isn't this a cute way to learn about the number five? I'll be sharing our crafts and activities for the number six soon, so don't forget to come back and check them out.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
NOTE: You can download all the templates for the bear crafts and number five worksheets here.