Mini Picturebook Lesson 5: We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen


  • Equipment: dictionary (online or paper), tablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
  • Materials for the Bear-Hunt-Map: paper, coloured pens and pencils
  • Time: 20-30 minutes

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookDescribe the people on the front cover: age, size, clothes. 
ResearchLook at the title. Where do bears live?
PersonaliseHave you ever seen a bear? Where? Describe the bear.
Check Look up the meaning and pronunciation for the following words (nouns): grass, river, mud, forest, snow storm and cave.
Check Look up the meaning and pronunciation for the following words (prepositions): over, under and through.
PredictDo you think the people are going to find a bear?
PersonaliseHow would you feel and what would you do if you met a bear?

STEP 2: Listen & Watch

Listen & Watch (A)Listen to and watch Michael Rosen tell the story. Join in and copy the actions.
 Write or say the five things the people on the cover go through.
 What do the people find in the cave? What do they decide to do?
Listen & Watch (B)Join in the story and copy the actions.
 What do the people forget to do when they get home?
 What do the people decide not to do again?

STEP 3: Add your Voice

ReviewWatch the film again, repeat the words and copy the actions.
Create Plan a bear hunt story around your home or your neighbourhood.
DiscoverMake a bear wheel and discover the 8 different types of bear. (download below)
ReviewRemember the five things the people went through before the cave.
Your opinionWhich is your favourite part of the story?  Why?
ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.


©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020