Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear book

What better literature to teach young children colors than Eric Carle’s classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  In my Kindergarten class, we get students excited about reading by creating a “book of the week.” The “book of the week” during our color unit was inspired by Brown Bear!

Brown Bear Book

Brown Bear Title1.  After printing the title, we like to cut and mount it on a light brown.  We then remount on a dark brown piece of 8.5 by 11.  Don’t forget to cut another dark brown 8.5 by 11 for the back cover.

2.  Print all of the pages on white card stock so that the paper is sturdy enough to handle paint, marker, starch, etc.  You can see how we used a different art mediums to represent each animal here.

3.  Print the words on colored xerox paper or trim construction paper to 8.5 by 11 and print. (We mount the black sheep words on black construction paper).

Brown Bear Words

4.  Don’t forget to include a blank page for the self-portrait after the orange fish page.

5.  You could use a heavy duty stapler, but we like to bind the book together.

It takes some time to get this book prepped, but it is loved dearly by our students and well worth the time!


My toddler loved making his this Summer!

Red Bird


Yellow Duck

White Dog

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