Our children love creating crafts – especially if they are centered around animals! So this month, I decided we should make a brown bear craft inspired by Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Our youngest son was gifted a copy of the book when he was quite little, and we have been enjoying this classic story ever since.
While I designed the craft, I did a little bit of research so I could share some Brown Bear facts with our children. What do they look like? Where do they live? What types of food do they enjoy eating?
Brown Bear Facts
- They are omnivorous mammals living in forest habitats and mountains
- Brown Bears can weigh up to 1,500 pounds
- They are often solitary except for gathering along salmon-spawning streams and other areas where they go for food
- They often give birth to twins, but litters can have 1 to 4 cubs
- There are many subspecies of Brown Bears, including ones known as Kodiak and Grizzly
- They have short, thick legs
- Brown Bears can hibernate for four to six months in their den during the winter months
- They live up to 25 years in the wild and 40 years in captivity
- Brown construction paper
- Glue sticks
- Construction paper for the background (I let our children choose what colors they wanted to use)
- Googly eyes