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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

This page has a large collection of printables that you can use to go along with the book, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. This literacy unit includes finger puppets, worksheets, a mini-book, and a cut-and-glue activity.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Worksheets)

Card Match Game

Use these matching cards to play a memory game, for vocabulary building activities, for sequencing, learning center games, or small group reading lessons.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
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Cut-and-Paste Activities

Cut out the animals. Sort each one into one of two groups: animals that are in the book and animals that are not.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Make an eight page mini-book about animals sounds. Each page has sentences with repeating patterns and basic sight words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the pictures and staple them onto the page to make a reading flip book.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Cut out the word cards and rearrange them to make unique sentences. Words include polar, bear, zebra, hippo, I, you, we, see, hear, a , an, that, do we, this, baby, and sleeping.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Cut apart the words and glue them onto the paper to make the following sentences: I hear a polar bear. Do you hear a lion? I can hear a hippo. We hear a flamingo. Can you hear a snake? Do you hear a leopard? Can you hear that walrus?
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Cut out the animal puppets and attach them to wooden popsicle sticks. This is a full color file. If you'd prefer a black-and-white version that kids can color, please click on the "alt" button below.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Cut out the finger puppets. Use tape to size them to your students' fingers. Features all animals from the story.
Pre-K through 1st Grade

Parent Note

After reading the book, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, students can take this note home. The messages instructs parents to ask their child about the book.
Pre-K through 1st Grade

Pocket Chart
Word Wall

Discuss and display these vocabulary words from PBPBWDYH. The card strips were designed to fit perfectly in a pocket chart, or display them on your classroom word wall.
Pre-K through 1st Grade

Writing Activities

Each student makes his or her own page for a class book. Each page has the child's first name, an animal, and a sound. example: Isabel, Isabel, what do you hear? I hear a pig. It says "Oink."
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This worksheet shows the scene from the book in which kids are dancing and wearing animal masks. Students color the picture. Then they write a sentence or two that tells what's happening in the picture.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students color the zookeeper and list two things a zookeeper does to take care of animals.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Worksheets

Trace and write the names of the animals from the Polar Bear, Polar Bear book. This is a 10-page file.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
Draw straight lines to match each animal word with its picture. Includes: polar bear, walrus, flamingo, zebra, lion, and peacock.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color a picture of your favorite story illustrator, Eric Carle.
Pre-K through 3rd Grade

See Also:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See?

This picture book literacy unit has worksheets and games to go along with Eric Carle's famous Brown Bear book.

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