Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bear Songs

I like to do a bear theme in winter because it lends itself well to talking about hibernation.  I have bear songs about grizzly bears, polar bears and teddy bears.  I also have a cute song about the famous story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."


The Bear in the Dell  (sung to FARMER IN THE DELL)
The bear stretches his legs, the bear stretches his legs,
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear stretches his legs
The bear scratches his back, the bear scratches his back,
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear scratches his back
The bear runs through the woods, the bear runs through the woods,
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear runs through the woods 

The bear climbs a tree, the bear climbs a tree
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear climbs a tree 

The bear eats some honey, the bear eats some honey,
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear eats some honey 

The bear takes a nap, the bear takes a nap,
Hi ho the derry-oh the bear takes a nap

Did You Ever See a Bear?
(sung to DID YOU EVER SEE A LASSIE?)
Did you ever see a polar bear, polar bear, polar bear?

Did you ever see a polar bear going for a swim?

He swims this way and that way and that way and this way.

Did you ever see a polar bear going for a swim?
Did you ever see a brown bear, a brown bear, a brown bear?
Did you ever see a brown bear catching a fish?

He catches it this way and that way and that way and this way.

Did you ever see a brown bear catching a fish?
Did you ever see a teddy bear, teddy bear, teddy bear?

Did you ever see a teddy bear taking a nap?

He naps this way and that way and that way and this way.
Did you ever see a teddy bear taking a nap?

Three bears with a beat
(Snap or clap or pat, or keep the beat in any way you want, on the
words in parenthesis.)

(Once) upon a (time) in the (mid)dle of the (woods)
there were (three) (bears).
(One) was a (Pa)pa bear, (one) was a (Ma)ma bear, (one) was a (Wee) Bear. ((x)) ((x)).
A(long) came the (girl) with the (gold)en curls.

She (knocked) on the (door) but (no) one was (there).

So she (walked) right (in) cause she (did)n't care.
(Home), (home), (home), came the (Pa)pa bear,

Grrrrrrrr" (hold hands in front like sharp claws)
(Home), (home), (home), came the (Ma)ma bear,

Ahhhhhhh" (throw both hands up in surprise)
"
(Home), (home), (home), came the (wee) bear. ((x)) ((x))
Hmmmmmph!" (cross arms on chest and pout)
(change voice with each bear)
"
(Some)one's been (eat)ing my (porr)idge!" ((x)) said the (Pa)pa
(bear). "
Grrrrrrrr" (hold hands in front like sharp claws)
"(Some)one's been (eat)ing my (porr)idge! ((x)) said the (Ma)ma
(bear). "
Ahhhhhhh" (throw both hands up in surprise)
"
(Hey)-baba-(ree)-bear," (said) the little (wee) bear,
"(Some)one has (eat)en my
(soup)!
Hmmmmmph!" (cross arms on chest and pout)
"(Some)one's been (sit)ting in (my) (chair)!" said the (Pa)pa (bear).
"Grrrrrrrrr"

"(Some)one's been (sit)ting in (my) (chair)!" said the (Ma)ma (bear)!"
"Ahhhhhhh"
"
(Hey)-baba-(ree),bear," said the little (wee) bear, "
(Some)one has
(brok)en my (seat)! Hmmmmmph!"
"(Some)one's been (sleep)ing in (my) (bed)!" said the (Pa)pa (bear)!
"Grrrrrrrrr"

"(Some)one's been (sleep)ing in (my) (bed)!" said the (Ma)ma (bear).
"Ahhhhhhhh"
"(Hey)-baba-(ree)-bear, (said) the little (wee) (bear), "
(Some)one is
(still) in my (bed)! Hmmmmmph!"
(Change to a whisper)
Just then Goldilocks woke up. (Scream, arms raised:) "Aaaaahhhhhhhhh!"
She (jumped) out of (bed) and she (beat) it out of (there)! (point with thumb)
"(Bye),(bye), (bye)," said the (Pa)pa bear. (wave)
"
(Bye), (bye), (bye)," said the (Ma)ma bear. (wave)
"
(Hey)-baba-(ree)-bear," (said) the little (wee) bear, "
(This) is the
(end) of our (tale). Hmmmmmph!"

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I'm going to try one of the bear songs tomorrow with a couple of very little kids.

    Thanks!

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