Bears in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring bears that we found around the web. We also had a free download of a bear paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the bear theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a bear puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Bear Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about bears.  We also had a free download of a bear coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  There was so much to choose from – it was hard to make a decision!
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Bear Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Bear!  There is something about bears that just make them so adorable even though they are among the most massive and powerful animals on earth.  Polar bears are the largest and the sun bear is the smallest.  Bears were honored in early civilizations.  They were a symbol of power, strength and love.  They care deeply about others – they will risk their lives to save a cub or a sibling.

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Vulture Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some vulture fun facts.  We also had a free download of a vulture coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  We were so surprised to find quite a few vulture crafts that made the bird look absolutely cute!
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Vulture Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Vulture!  Even though vultures are not cute nor cuddly looking, they are very important to our ecosystem since they are nature’s “clean up crew.” Since they are scavengers they help to curb dangerous diseases and bacteria. There is a difference between vultures and buzzards. They are not the same bird, but in the United States when someone refers to a buzzard, they are actually referring to a turkey vulture.

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