"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin is one of my kindergarteners favorite stories. I decided to use the animals from this story to create some math activities based on kindergarten CCCS. These can be used as extension activities, reinforcement, homework, morning work or center work. Below is a description of the resources included.
Numbers to 100- These cute, colorful numbers can be used in a variety of ways. Students can use them in a pocket chart to count by 1’s to 100. They can also be used to skip count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s if the unnecessary numbers are removed. You could use them as flashcards or for ordering small groups of numbers. The possibilies are really endless.
Brown Bear Graphing: - On this page students make a bar graph using data presented at the top of the page. The data is in picture form. One page has the headings already in place, on the second page the headings need to be filled in. This is also included as a Smartboard file.
Counting by 1’s – Students count characters from the “Brown Bear” story by 1’s. They will count from 1-20.
Counting by 2’s - Students count characters from the “Brown Bear” story by 2’s. They will count from 2-20.
Counting by 5’s pages – Included are 3 different counting by 5’s pages. One is blank(horses), the students simply count by 5’s from memory. The ducks counting by 5’s page has some numbers filled in to keep students on track. The last page (dogs) has each number filled in in light gray so the students can trace it.
Counting by 10’s page – Students count by 10’s to 100.
Counting – Students count the number of animals in each row and write the number in the box at the end of the row. Numbers range from 3-10.
Number Word – Students count the animals in each box and write the corresponding number word.
Number Memory – Students will practice counting, reading numbers in digit form and in word form. All three forms are provided for numbers 1-10. You can choose two forms to play memory with, or use all three for a more challenging game.
Order by Size – Students cut out pictures and order the similar ones by size on a separate piece of paper.
Patterns – Students pick the next picture in a repeating pattern. Two and three part patterns are included.