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The Bear Hunt – A Drama Game

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Bear Hunt

REPEAT EACH PHRASE… slap thighs throughout.

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid (repeat)

Got a real good friend (children hug each other during this part…repeat)

By my side (repeat)

Oh, Oh (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s some tall grass! (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go around it (repeat)

Got to go through it (repeat… Make motions with arms like you are clearing a way thru grass)

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s a tall tree.(repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to climb up it (Repeat and pretend to climb up the tree)

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s a wide river. (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to swim across it. (Repeat and pretend to swim.)

going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! A deep, dark cave. (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to go in it. (repeat, close eyes as you pretend to enter the cave)

Oh,oh! It’s dark in here. (repeat)

I feel something   (repeat)

It has lots of hair!  (repeat)

It has sharp teeth!  (repeat)

It’s a bear!! (children love to scream this part)

(At this point, increase the speed of your thigh slapping and swim back through the river, back up and down the tree,

back through the tall grass, till you get safely home and lock the door.)

I’m not afraid! (Repeat)

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