Virtual Storytime: Bear Hunt

Virtual Storytime: Bear Hunt

Get ready for adventure in our virtual storytime as you overcome obstacles and search for a bear, then try one or two of the activities below to extend the fun.

Watch and listen as author Michael Rosen reads his book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, provided by Walker Books.  If you have the book at home, read along!

After listening to the story, try one (or more!) of these activities:

  • ACT it out! Go through the motions of a bear hunt in your house or yard. Don’t forget to end up where you started!
  • MAKE a bear mask. Use a paper plate or construction paper to make a bear mask.
  • FIND objects around your house that make the sounds from the story. What makes a “splash splosh” sound? How about “squelch squelch?”
  • DRAW a map of the bear hunt. Where will you begin? What obstacles will you meet on the way to the bear’s cave?
  • HUNT for bears.  Some neighborhoods in Plainfield have placed bears in their windows so that children can look for them as they take walks.  Don’t forget to practice social distancing!
  • READ other stories about bears. Check some out on one of our apps, available here.


We’d love to see pictures of your experience with this virtual storytime; share them with us on our Facebook page!

We are reopening on Monday, May 18 with reduced hours and limited access to the building. Read details here. You can continue to access our digital collections here. As always, if you have questions, send us an email!