Going On a Polar Bear Hunt (Creative Dramatics)
This is a variation of the famous “Going on a Bear Hunt" chant. Ask the children to join you in each appropriate action.
Ready to go on a polar bear hunt?
First, is everyone dresses warmly?
Zip up your snowsuit.
Put on your boots.
Pull on your hat.
Wrap your scarf around your neck.
Tuck your hands in your mittens.
Now – let’s go on a polar bear hike.
Oh look! We’re going through the tundra. In the summer, this would be easy since it is flat and has no trees. But it’s winter now and covered in very deep snow.
Can’t go around it. Can’t go under it. Have to hike through it. All right, let’s go!
Whew! We made it.
Oh look! I see the Arctic Sea. It’s covered with ice and so cold. Brrrr!
Well, can’t go around it. Can’t go under it. We’ll have to skate over it. All right – let’s go!
Look ahead. I see an iceberg.
Can’t go around it. Can’t go under it. Have to climb over it. All right – let’s go!
We’re officially at the top. Do you see any polar bears?
Wow! We made it to the top of the iceberg.
Can’t walk down. It’s much too steep. I know – let’s slide down. All right—let’s go!
Oh look! I think I see something over there. I see a den in the snow.
Can’t go around it. Can’t go over it. We’ll have to crawl in. All right – let’s go!
Oh, it’s warmer in here.
You know, I feel something furry.
Oh, no! I think it’s a polar bear.
Shhhh! Don’t wake it.
We’re a little too close.
We better get out of here fast!
Back over the iceberg and slide down the other side.
Skate over the Arctic Sea.
Hike through the snowy tundra.
Oh, my! Look!
Do you see what I see?
It’s a mother polar bear and her two little cubs coming out of their den for the very first time.
Wow! Now that was worth the hike.
Time to go home. (wave good-bye)