Bear Hunt Scavenger Hunt - Kindergarten Beginning of the Year Activity

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My students LOVED this! We had teddy bear cupcakes as a snack. What a fun way to learn about the school.
We used this resource when distance learning had just started and we had a very small class of confused little children. They really loved using this resource!


Are you looking for a fun way to start the beginning of the school year? This Bear Hunt Scavenger Hunt is guaranteed to make the first day of school or first week of school a memorable one!

Original File for an In-Person Bear Hunt:

This lesson plan comes with all you need to create a memorable 1st Day or 1st Week of Kindergarten, Pre-K, or any primary grade! Lead your students on a BEAR HUNT throughout the school to acquaint them with the building layout as they meet familiar faces they will see throughout the year!

Catchy rhyming clues come in FULL PAGE or HALF PAGE sizes. Choose which clues you want to include in your hunt. Use all clues or only 5 or 6! EDITABLE templates are included for you to create your own clues!

Arrange clues in the order you like! Laminate to use Year after Year!

Students follow clues and find bears along the way that lead the lead them to the teachers of Spanish, Art, Gym, Music, Library as well as the Nurse’s Office, Main Office, Principal, Reading Specialist, Math Support, and Guidance Counselor (whichever you choose to include)!

Also included: Blank Templates to Create Your Own Clues, Teacher Tips Page, Letter to Participating Staff Members, and a student coloring page!

File Update

Upon request, I have updated the original files to include a VIRTUAL Bear Hunt Edition! This is the perfect way for your students to meet familiar faces they will work with on screen this year. The virtual format for remote learning or distance learning allows you to present the screen to show the kids the clues as you read them. Each clue describes a teacher. Once their clues are read, teachers may either pop in to say hello during your Google Meet or Zoom Meeting or you can add an editable slide to show the kids a picture of that teacher. Great for your first Morning Meeting or for building a sense of community activities!

This is sure to make for a memorable first day! ENJOY!

Please note the file is a ZIP file containing 1 non-editable PDF file with the clues I have created. An additional EDITABLE PowerPoint file is included with blank full page and half page clue templates along with a staff sample letter you may edit as you wish.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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