Jesse Bear Activities and Lapbook


Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

by Nancy White Carlstrom

We love Jesse Bear at our house and I wanted to share some of the activities we’ve done to go along with this sweet little book!

Craft: We made a cute little dress up bear awhile back and I thought it would be perfect for this activity so we got him back out. It’s simply a bear printed out on brown cardstock then laminated. I put Velcro dots on his body then cutout clothes from colorful felt. It’s easy to dress him as you just stick them on!


Here is a cute paper bear we found at Danielle’s Place (Edited: Sorry, looks like she removed the free Bear Printables!):


Lapbook: We made this cute lapbook for our study this week as well. You can find all of these printables for this lapbook on Homeschool Share.



Find the bear: One of our favorite games was the find the bear activity. I hid the little bears all over the room and she had to find them. Although it was too simple for her, but she really had a good time!


Rhyming Words: My son helped her do the rhyming words activity. He did really well considering many of the words sound the same but are not spelled the same.

Math: Next we got out our Add It! Game and used counting bears to do a little simple math:



  • staci l. February 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Very cute! Do you keep all of your lapbooks? If you do how do you store them?

  • Natym February 24, 2011 at 4:08 am

    All those ideas are great! I love the lapbook :)Thanks!

  • Kenan G February 24, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Love the Add It game. What a clever way of teaching addition. Thanks.

  • Stacie February 24, 2011 at 6:34 am

    We love Jesse Bear, too! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  • Kayla February 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

    How Cute!! We love Homeschool Share!!

  • JENNIFER February 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the great ideas you post. I especially enjoy the character study that we are working through as a family. Keep up the good work. God Bless. Jen

  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler February 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    STACI: Yes, we keep them, the kids like to go back through them and play. I just keep them all in a storage container that sits on my self, it's kind of like a magazine holder.

  • Shauna February 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I just absolutely love your blog! It always puts a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas and activities with us. I too love your Add It! Game. Thanks!

  • sarah February 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    i LOVE your blog!!! I am new to homeschool and new to your blog!!!

  • Hallie February 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for everything you share with us! I can't wait to do this lapbook! I just posted on my blog our newest way of using your add it game and linked back to your blog!

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