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Bear Hunt Chant

Children should echo back the chant and imitate the actions. Begin by tapping your hands on your thighs to make footstep noises.

We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re going to find a bear
I’ve got my camera
Open the door, squeak
Walk down the walk
Open the gate, creak
Walk down the road
Coming to a wheat field
Can’t go under it
Can’t go over it
Have to walk through it (rub your hands together to make a swish sound)
Got through the wheat field,
Coming to a bridge
Can’t go under it
Can’t go around it
Have to walk over it (pound your fists on your chest)
Over the bridge
Coming to a tree
Can’t go under it
Can’t go around it
Have to climb it (place one fist on top of the other in a climbing motion)
All the way to the top
Do you see a bear ?
No (shaking head)
We’ll have to climb down (fist over fist)
Coming to a river
We can’t go under it
We can’t fly over it
Can’t go around it
We’ll have to cross it
Let’s get in the boat
And row, row, row, (sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat with rowing actions)
We got across the river
We’re coming to a cave
We can’t go under it
We can’t go over it
Can’t go around it
We’ll have to go in it
Let’s tip toe (use fingertips to pat the thighs, whisper)
It’s dark inside
It’s very dark inside
I can see two eyes
And a big furry body
And I feel a wet nose (yell)
IT’S A BEAR -RUN (pat hands quickly)