A narrow gloomy cave. Dive in! A cold cold snow storm.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. Back through the cave! (Repeat) Gonna catch a big one.I’m not afraid (Repeat) I’m not afraid.It’s a beautiful day. swish swish swish. What's that up ahead? Back to the door!Shut the door, plllunk!Lock it, clinkBack inside. Tiptoe! One shiny wet nose! Kids can join in the adventure as the family goes looking for a bear. I would have probably learned it between 1965 and 1968. Tiptoe! We cant go over it! Verse 2:Oh look, a river! (What a beautiful day!) Swishy swashy! I’m not afraid (Repeat) I’m not afraid. Oh no! We can't go under it. Uh-uh! (Repeat) It’s a beautiful day. Then came the “Can’t go…” and at least two ways you couldn’t go, then the one way you could go, like “across” the river (swimming motion) “through” the forest (parting branches with your arms), “over” the hill (climbing motions) , etc., finally going “through” the cave, being scared by the bear, and having to repeat backwards very fast all the motions to get back out of the cave, through the woods, over the hill, across the river, etc. Can't go under it, What should we do? Hoooo woooo! All opinions expressed belong to Scouter Mom and her readers. A river! We're not scared. Run to the front door… (tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap)Open up the front door, argh!Run inside!OH WAIT!We forgot to shut the door. Back through the forest! A great teacher resource for circle time. We're going to catch a big one. Tiptoe! We're going on a bear hunt... Chu-chum-chum-chum-chum. (We're goin' on a bear hunt) Enjoy! It’s about a family who go looking for a bear, but they have to go through lots of obstacles and landscapes first. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Scouter Mom with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. I remember doing this back when I was in preschool even in 83-85. A forest! We can't go under it. It would be 1969-1971(Windermere Infant School, Chesterfield) so where did it come from originally I wonder? Run up the stairs,Another flight of stairs, another flight of stairs(Breathe heavy)Another flight of stars, Filed Under: BraveTagged: Questions, Skits, Songs, (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({}). We can't go under it. We're going to catch a big one, We're going on a bear hunt... They did this skit at Camp May where my two older sons were on staff last summer. We’ve got to go through it! Hoooo woooo! I remember an echo skit called “Going on a Bear Hunt” The first few lines were: Going on a bear hunt I’m not scared, Got my _________ I’m prepared. We read through the words again. Listen to the story and do the exercise. Check. Verse 4:Oh look, a forest! We've got to go through it! We´re Going on a Bear Hunt A very cute story by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury. We’re going to catch a big one. A snowstorm! We can't go over it, Swishy swashy! A cave! It’s about a family who go looking for a bear, but first they have to go through long grass, a cold river, and even a dark forest. The chorus chant for us was Goin’ on a bear hunt, Goin’ on a bear hunt, gonna catch a big one, gonna catch a big one! Can't go over it, Can't go under it, Can't go around it, Got to go through it! We’re gonna catch a big one. We're not scared. We can't go under it. WHAT'S THAT! Two big furry ears! Swoosh swoosh swoosh swoosh . (Repeat) It’s a beautiful day. (shade eyes) Oh no! We can't go under it. (Sounds for it…then there was the peanut butter river…we ate the crackers and drank the milk for that one…and then the cave where we used the flashlight which got the bear chasing after us and we did everything backwards until back home)’ I loved this one and I wish I could remember both the words and notions for it!!! It is based off of Michael's popular book by the same name and it's written with the help of Michael Rosen (obviously) and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Enjoyed everywhere, Lyrics for We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Kids United. We can't go over it. Quick, back through the caveTip toe, tip toe, tip toe, tip toe, Back through the snow stormBurrr, burrr, burrr, burrr, Back through the forestStumble trip, stumble trip, stumble trip, stumble trip, Back through the icky mudPlooo, plooo, plooo, plooo, Back through the riverSplish splash, splish splash, splish splash, splish splash, Back through the swishy grass.Swish swish, swish swish, swish swish, swish swish. Oh no! Stumble trip! (and so on.) The Kiboomers! The book is based on the song. The book seems fairly close to what I remember, although I know we included at least “Can’t go around it,” in addition to “can’t go over it” and “can’t go under it”. One shiny wet nose! Verse 3:Oh look, mud! The song in this video was created by Greg and Steve off the kids in action cd. Oh no! It’s a captivating story about a family going on a bear hunt … Now, sit back and relax as you are about to relive the epic adventure one more time, in a small world sensory play kind of way. I attached a word hunt page (see printables below) to a clip-board. Swishy swashy! Quick! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the site author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Bear Hunt Pixie Robot Cards (SB827). We've got to go through it! It's also the first video of Rosen on Artifice Design. Swishy-wishy grass. Like many skits, it has multiple versions. Uh-uh! We're going on a bear hunt... Uh-uh! Can't go over it (X2) Can't go under it (X2) Going to have to swim it (X2) splash … We’re not afraid! We’re going on a bearhunt…. Back through the cave! A deep cold river. We can't go over it. Read We're Going on a Bear Hunt to the children. A swirling whirling snowstorm. Hoooo woooo! (I think it was crackers). What a beautiful day! Two big goggly eyes! We've got to go through it! Hooo wooo! Mud! Tiptoe! Squelch squerch! Get to our front door. What's that? (Repeat) Gonna catch a big one. IT'S A BEAR! We’re going on a bear hunt. Uh-uh! Apr 2, 2015 - Free printable rhymes, songs, chants and fingerplays for home, preschool, homeschool and kindergarten. I actually I hear this story in center I used to work with them before Montessori school so I like it, but I did not practice it with children and I do not know all the story. It’s a jello swamp! We're going on a bear hunt. Splash splosh! … Verse 1:Oh look, grass! We're not scared. We can't go over it. We've got to go through it! Everyone have your _________? WHAT'S THAT! Then maybe there was another line I can’t remember. Swishy swashy! We've got to go through it! Splash splosh! We can't go under it. Stumble trip! Includes resize-able story images and word cards. Open the door. I am certain it is older than that, probably by a decade or more. Stumble trip! Back through the snowstorm! (Make arm motions like you're going through long grass and make swishing sounds.) Ok, let’s go! 1. Here are some sample lyrics, but feel free to make up your own. A comprehensive set of word and image flashcards relating to the We’re Going on Bear Hunt story. Tiptoe! Check. I think it went, “Going on a bear hunt” (shading eyes with hands and looking side to side while sort of marching in place, children repeat). Tiptoe! What a beautiful day! Chu-chum-chum-chum-chum. I sang this song in Kindergarten back in 1985. 2. It first hit the shelves in 1989 since then this book became a classics of all times. We're going on a bear hunt... Kids can acquire useful chunks of language such as, `We´re going..’; ‘We’re not scared!’; ‘What a beautiful day!’; ‘What’s that?’; ‘We can’t’; ‘We have to’. This story is great for learning English. Back through the river! Stumble trip! He made tally marks on the page as he found each word. Thick oozy mud. This song is not based on the book. Swishy swashy! Grab your binoculars, we're going on a bear hunt! We can't go over it. Long wavy grass. Verse 1: Oh look, grass! At the end of the story, we see a bear and have to repeat backwards all the actions of the adventure. Tiptoe! Then there were many obstacles followed by can’t go over it, cant go around it, must go through it. Up the stairs Tiptoe! Tiptoe! We're going on a bear hunt. Swishy swashy! Back through the grass! Hoooo woooo! 2. Your email address will not be published. Going on a Bear Hunt Children's Song. Subjects: Reading, Physical Education, Child Care. Swishy swashy! We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a popular children’s book by Michael Rosen. 5. We're goin' on a bear hunt What a beautiful day . We've got to go through it! It was something along the lines of,’Everyone have your __________? This site is not sponsored or endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America. It can purchased online or probably at your local teacher's store. We're Going On A Bear Hunt is a children's song composed by Michael Rosen. I’m not scared, I’ve got my flashlight, I’m prepared!”. A big dark forest. Hoooo woooo! (I'm not scared) A tiny little cave.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Two big goggly eyes! A cold dark river.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. Uh-uh! Verse 5:Oh look, a snow storm! We read through the words together. At each stage of the journey, the path is reiterated and a new landmark is found. Ohhh NO! by Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury. Splash splosh! A tall, tall forest.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. A narrow gloomy cave. WHAT’S THAT! “I’m not afraid” (shaking heads, children repeat). A deep cold river. IT'S A BEAR! 3. Grass! We can't go over it. Oh no! This is pretty much how I remember it, except at the beginning we acted out putting on our coats and hats and turning on our flashlights I think. Hoooo woooo! Any clues on when it really originated? Splash splosh! Before we sing the first chorus we will act out going down stairs, putting on our coats, hats, gloves, walking outside, shutting the door, and turning on our flashlights. These three activities are perfect for quiet time or a rainy day. We can't go over it. One shiny wet nose! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A printable A4-sized word mat with words and pictures linked to the book, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Teachers can laminated the characters or even add velcro to the back of the characters in order to use on a felt board for studen. Learn how your comment data is processed. It encourages children to use their imagination as they go on a make-believe journey. Quick! Cheers, Run Ons, and Audience Participation, Program Ideas by Holidays both Serious and Silly. I'm not afraid. Invite them to join in as you read the repetitive phrases. Uh-uh! Going on a Bear Hunt (tap legs in walking rhythm) Gonna catch a big one. Splash splosh! 3. Grass! We're goin' on a bear hunt, We're going to catch a big one, I'm not scared What a beautiful day! Going on a Bear Hunt. Quick! Tiptoe! Open the door. A cave! We cant go around it! It’s a good one to act out for children or let them make up their own part of the story. Hey, look over there! Two big furry ears! Verse 6:Oh look, a cave! Back through the snowstorm! (Repeat) We’re going on a bear hunt. Tiptoe! We're going on a bear hunt (X2) I've got my binoculars (X2) I'm not scared (X2) Uh oh, there's a big river. Squelch squerch! We are quickly becoming a country…, Ask Scouter Mom a question or share your ideas with others, Faith Requirements for Cub Scouts and Agnostics, Log Sheet for Personal Fitness Merit Badge, Arrow of Light Building a Better World Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas, Cooking Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA, Finding Out About Endangered Species in Your Area, Scouts BSA Second Class Rank Helps and Documents. I Heard This Song From My Friend but it was a bit different it was like Crashing through the snow…, Hello. leading us all through the story. We can't go under it. Splish splash, splish splash.Splish splash, splish splash. Uh-uh! 4. Oh no! It’s a beautiful day. Is that a wheat field? It has not been endorsed by the author or publisher and is meant purely as a supplement to the story. We’re going on a bear hunt. Tiptoe! We've got to go through it! Follow children's entertainer Sophie Maletsky as she takes you on a bear hunt! Tiptoe! Icky-gicky mud.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. "Let's go through!" A set of visual aids for use when working with ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. I find songs on youtube that are not what I recall. My cousin recently passed away and learning this from him is a favorite memory! A cave! Bear Hunt is an interesting way to practice directional words and the concept of spacial orientation. Hoooo woooo! We're Going on a Bear Hunt Bundle PackStory Card and CharactersThis resource allows for students to retell the story that has been told using the characters to help them. Stumble trip! Back through the cave! Uh-uh! Chorus: We're going on a bear hunt... Uh-uh! Splash splosh! Swishy-wishy grass.We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it.Ohhh NO!We gotta go through it. We used to enact it sitting cross legged on the mat at my Infant school with my teacher Mrs Hale (the best teacher ever!!!!) Enjoy, Jill Two big goggly eyes! Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt became an instant favourite among children and parents. Uh-uh! We can't go under it. Stumble trip! Uh-uh! Your email address will not be published. Check. A narrow gloomy cave. Long wavy grass. I’m not scared. Like all children’s rhymes/songs/games I’m sure it has many variations that developed as it was passed around and passed down. We can't go under it. Oh no! "Going on a Bear Hunt" Lyrics Do the Bear Hunt Chant. Everyone have your flashlight? “Coming to a” (the different verses were natural obstacles such as river, forest, etc.) Yes I remember this rhyme. Required fields are marked *. Oh no! Tiptoe! Swish swish, swish swish,Swish swish, swish swish. listenings exercise. We are Going on a Bear Hunt. It’s a beautiful day! We can't go over it. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is definitely one of our favourites. Splash splosh! In the first part, we acted as if getting backpacks ready. Squelch squerch! It is actually based on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We can't go over it. Shut the door. We’re going to catch a big one. You will get 3 free months if you haven't already used an Apple Music free trial, Made with love & passion in Italy. We’re going on a bear hunt! Tell them that you would like them to join in and create movements to dramatize the different events the family encounter on their bear hunt. We're going on a bear hunt... Two big furry ears! I seem to just find references to the book, but the activity “Going on a Bear Hunt” has been around at least since I was a child (1960’s). Oh look! Right know I can practice it with children, the children love action story. If you want to see Micheal Rosen doing a version of this, check out this You Tube video. I keep seeing things that say the book turned 25 in 2014 but I know the actual words and story have been around much longer! Stumble trip, stumble trip.Stumble trip, stumble trip. Help your kids learn about directions and geography by doing these activities with the story. Like most songs of this sort, there are many different versions. We're going on a bear hunt... It seems to me you are a great leader and want to see your son grow and hike the…, I politely disagree. Oh, what’s that?Two big fuzzy earsTwo big googly eyesOne big mouth…Ahhhhhhhhhh!It’s a BEARRRRRR! A river! We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a fun action song for kids. In setting up our small world sensory play scene, we kept it simple this time. We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it. Swishy swashy! "Yes, that's a wheat field" Can't go over it . Hoooo woooo! BSA’s principles echo our natural rights as outlined in the Constitution. Hooo wooo! IT’S A BEAR! Ok…I did one in headstart and literally cant find it anywhere!! Ploo ploo, ploo plooploo ploo, ploo ploo. Oh no! Meanwhile, a number of books came and fade away but this book is still most loved. I’m doing this with kindergarteners today, and I’m going to use your lines, but make it: “Goin’ on a bear hunt, goin’ on a bear hunt, gonna catch a big one, gonna catch a big one. Tiptoe! It's tall & tan & troubling . Hoooo woooo! Stumble trip! Setting up our Small World Sensory Play Scene. Squelch squerch! Simon hunted through the rooms for the words. We’ve got to go through it! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! This year We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury celebrates its 25th anniversary. We can't go under it. It’s the story of a family who go on a ‘bear hunt’, but first they have to go through various obstacles. It's some long, wavy grass! That’s right. Multi-use printable cards with pictures and words linked to the popular story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.Each card is 11cm by 11cm which means you can cut them out and arrange in a grid for use with a Pixie programmable robot. What a beautiful day! That's part of the fun. I wrote all the words on sticky notes and stuck them all over the living and dining rooms. © A2ZWare LLC and Scouter Mom, 2020 . Encourage your child to join in the chant of the rhyming part of the book, then act out going through the long grass or thick mud. We're going on a bear hunt. Hooo wooo! I remember my older cousin teaching me this in the 1960’s. Swishy swashy! We're going on a bear hunt. This skit works best when done with really exaggerated actions to accompany each verse. We can't go over it. Splash splosh! This video is part of the exhibition running at the Seven Stories Museum of the Children's Book, Newcastle. Stumble trip! (Repeat) We’re going on a bear hunt.Gonna catch a big one. Please note this resource is unofficial and has been designed using original ELHQ artwork. Tiptoe! (Milk maybe??) We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is an easy, rhyming children’s book that they’ll enjoy because it repeats and has fun sounds they can act out. Splash splosh! What a beautiful day! Yes. We’re going on a bear hunt! We've got to go through it! Continue reading the story to the children throughout the week. Gonna catch a big one. A river! Tall grass Squelch squerch! Back through the mud! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1245-bear-hunt-word-cards Stumble trip! We're going catch a big one. (We're going to catch a big one,)I'm not scared Explain that you will reread the story. Back through the mud! Squelch squerch! Can you help me with the correct words? Thanks. Back through the forest! The enduring power of this wonderful book is testament to the fantastic language and mind-opening illustrations. 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