Written and presented by Sean Hunter
Story Notes and Extras
for parents, teachers and children
Learning With Art
Draw a picture of a bear smiling.
Draw a picture of something that might make a bear smile.
Draw a picture of something that makes you smile.
Draw a picture of a bear picking berries.
Draw a picture of a bear dancing.
Draw a picture of a bear sleeping.
Draw a picture of where a bear lives in the winter.
Draw a picture of a tree that a bear might climb.
Draw a picture of something that a bear might play with.
Draw a picture of something that a bear might do in a circus.
Draw a picture of something that a bear might do in a zoo.
Draw a picture of something that you and a bear might like for dinner.
Talk and Discover
What makes you smile?
Who do you think smiles a lot?
When’s a good time to smile?
Have you ever felt a smile wiggle through your fingers?
Has a smile ever tickled your toes?
Have you ever felt a smile wiggle through your ears?
How long does it take for a smile to reach the tip of your nose?
When should you say “please?”
Why should you say “thank you?”
Can you say “hello” in French?
What are some other words that might make someone smile?
What’s a good name for a Teddy Bear
What do Teddy Bears like to talk about?
What do you think Teddy Bear’s dream about?
Books With Bears
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Other Famous Bears
Smokey “The” Bear
Yogi Bear (and Boo Boo)
Teams Named After Bears
The Chicago Bears
Famous Bears (from the NFL Chicago Bears)
George Halas - Water Payton - Mike Ditka - Gale Sayers
Dick Butkus - Mike Singletary - “Red” Grange - “The Galloping Ghost."
Famous Bears (from the MLB Chicago Cubs)
Earnie Banks - Billy Williams - Hack Wilson
Jack “Hey Hey” Brickhouse - Ferguson Jenkins
Famous Bears (from the NHL Boston Bruins)
Bobby Orr - Milt Schmidt - Gerry Cheevers - Jean Ratelle
Willie O’Rea - Woody Dumart - Derek Sanderson - Cam Neely
Ray Bourque - Paul Stewart - Charlie Jacobs - Joe Thornton
Rick Middleton - Terry O’Reily - Brad Park - Tommy Williams
Famous Bears (from the NBA Memphis Grizzlies)
Paul Gasol - Hubie Brown - Jerry West
Songs About Bears
The Bear Went Over The Mountain
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
What You Should Know
Never feed a bear.
If you are going camping or hiking in the woods
– read first about what to do if you should meet a bear.
Visit someone who isn’t feeling well – that will help them to smile
Write a friend a letter – that is always appreciated
Questions To Learn With
Are there any bears in the sky? (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor)
What breed of bear is the state animal of Louisiana, New Mexico and West
What breed of bear is the state animal of Montana and California?
What state has a bear on it’s state flag?
What three continents are bears not found?
What do most bears like to do in the winter?
What is the name of the home where a bear lives?
How much can a bear weight?
What are baby bears called?
How fast can a bear run?
Why do bears stand on their hind legs?
How far can a polar bear swim?
How many black bears are estimated to be in North America?
How many black bears are estimated to be in the United States?
What is the average lifespan of brown grizzly bear?
How tall is a panda bear?