The Berenstain Bears Sick Days by Jan and Mike Berestain
Poor Sister Bear is sick and can’t go to school. However, Mama Bear ends up being the one who is really worn out and ill. How did this happen?
Questions to ask:
1. What did Mama Bear do to find out if Sister was really sick? Took her temperature
2. What did Sister Bear need to do to get better? Stay in bed.
3. How did Mama know Sister was getting better? She was playing and knocked over a plant.
4. What does your parent do to help you get better when you are sick?
Activity - Charades
Mama did so much around the house that she was worn out. The children each have a turn to act out one of the things Mama did and see if the others can guess what the job is.
Choose the more outgoing children to “act" first, so that the shy children can become more comfortable with the activity. Tell the children that they may use props in the room to help them, but they cannot say anything. Whisper the chore in the child’s ear, and let them act it out. The others need to guess the chore.
Here is a list of Mama’s chores to use:
- Pouring milk
- Setting the table
- Folding clothes
- Carrying a tray of food upstairs
- Putting baby in playpen
- Covering Sister with a blanket
- Put laundry in the dryer
- Running up the stairs
- Drinking tea
- Playing blocks with baby
- Cooking at the stove
- Washing dishes
- Putting baby down for a nap