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Whether you’re teaching your preschoolers about animals in general or you’re learning about the types of animals that hibernate, these adorable bear crafts for kids would pair perfectly with either one!
Most, if not all, of them can be made using craft supplies that you probably already have lying around and they’re all fantastic for working on those fine motor skills and letting your students’ creativity shine!
Bear Crafts for Kids
No crazy material lists here!
From paper plates and brown paint to cardboard tubes and construction paper, you’ll find that these adorable bear crafts for kids all use basic craft supplies that you probably already own!
They’re all super easy to put together as well, making them perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
Pair them with your favorite bear books for preschoolers or even some books about hibernation and you’ve already got the start of a fantastic theme unit!
If you’ve never read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson to your preschoolers, this adorable sleeping bear craft made from a paper plate and some tissue paper gives you the perfect reason to add it to your classroom library!
Little kids will have a blast recreating the bear from the story and as an added bonus, they’ll get a lot of practice using their scissors as well!
Painting with preschoolers is already a lot of fun, but it gets even better when you ditch the paintbrush!
Using a simple plastic fork, for example, gives this cute little bear the look of fur and is such a fun way to engage your little learners!
And then, when you’re all done and your paint has dried, you’ve got yourselves some fun bear puppets that you can use for pretend play!
If you’ve got a glue stick and the printable bear template from Simple Everyday Mom, you can make a few of these cute bears!
Whether you’re working on a hibernation themed bulletin board or even a camping themed bulletin board for your classroom, these sweet bear crafts for kids would make the perfect addition!
If you’re finding that a few of your students need a little extra practice with their pincer grasp and fine motor skills, this woven bear craft should make the top of your list!
Weaving paper is a fantastic way to work on both small motor muscles and hand-eye coordination and in this instance, you’ll wind up with the cutest little bear wearing a sweater that you’ve ever seen!
If you’re looking for a craft for your students to make after reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, then look no further!
Just grab some shaving cream and mix up some puffy paint for this fuzzy bear’s face and you’ve got a super cute bear craft that would be perfect for a teddy bear picnic!
Planning a bear theme unit around Christmas?
These fun little ornaments would look amazing on your class tree! They’d also make a fantastic craft for a winter hibernation theme!
Made with brown twine or yarn, pom poms and googly eyes, these fuzzy little creatures are a great way to work on fine motor skills while exploring different textures at the same time!
If you’re like most preschool teachers, you’ve got a cardboard tube stash that could rival a paper towel factory and you’ve been saving them up for the perfect craft project.
Well, this is it!
Just pair them with some paint, a few sheets of construction paper, a black marker, and a few other basic craft supplies and you’ll have an entire family of cardboard tube bears for your preschoolers to play with!
Turn your preschoolers into bears themselves by making bear masks out of paper plates!
These could be worn while you’re reading the story or afterwards for pretend play!
These adorable little bear crafts for kids look just like little teddy bears and would provide some excellent scissor practice while really working on those fine motor skills!
Perfect for that winter hibernation theme unit, this sweet hibernating bear craft uses cotton balls to mimic the look of winter snow and looks just like a furry little bear cub that’s all curled up in his nice, cozy den!