|We did pretty watercolor pictures with winter animal cutouts added…..Link HERE to the tutorial.|
At DLTKs website they did a lot of other things with Polar Bear, Polar Bear. And they also have the puppets that you can copy in black and white or color to use to make your own big book, puppets or minibooks for your students. I love their website HERE.
|Everydayteaching.com had this cute polar bear art project.|
I also do some fun activities with Polar Bear, Polar Bear also by Bill Martin, in the wintertime.Eskimos and characters from Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, which I like to read in the wintertime, and all the arctic animals are our characters in an ARCTIC ADVENTURE STORY.
Another link for Polar Bear activities is HERE at dltk teach.
Here at filefolder fun is a cute arctic animal matching game that would be great for a center during this unit. Some free polar bear writing paper can be found at Classroom Freebies.
Marco the Polar Bear Poem
Marco the Polar Bear white as the snow,
Sat down on the ice near the cold water’s flow.
“Lunch! I need lunch,” he said “I’ll make a wish!”
He stuck in his paw, and up it came with a fish!
|One World, One Ocean Activities HERE.|
|Link HERE to see more at lksd.org.|
- The polar bear is the world’s largest land predator.
- They can be found in the Arctic, the U.S. ( Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), and Norway.
- Females usually only have two cubs and they have these babies in a cave that they’ve dug in a large snowdrift. The babies are about the size of a rat and weigh only a pound.
- Male polar bears may grow up to 10 feet tall and weigh can over 1400 pounds. Females can grow to 7 feet and weigh up to 650 pounds.
- In the wild polar bears live up to age 25.
- A polar bear’s fur is not white. Each hair is clear hollow tube. Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light. On sunny days, the polar bear’s hair traps the sun’s heat to keep the bear warm.
- Polar bear fur is oily and water repellent. The hairs don’t mat when wet, allowing the polar bears to easily shake off water and ice.
- Polar bears have wide front paws with webbed toes that help them swim. They paddle with their front feet and steer with their hind feet. Their paw pads are rough, helping to them from slipping on the ice.
- Polar bears have been known to swim 100 miles at a stretch.
- Polar bears primarily eat seals.
- A male polar bear is called a boar and a female polar bear is called a sow.
|LINK HERE for a copy from Mathcoach.|
HERE at Jan Brett’s website are lots of pretty blacklines of all of her winter characters that you can use to do activities with polar bears as the theme.
I love Bill Martin Books! And I love doing Polar Bears as a theme in winter.