I wanted the weather bear to teach my youngest son about the weather and what clothing we wear on certain weather days. Turtle calls his weather bear "Jesse bear" after one of his favorite books " Jesse Bear, Jesse Bear What will you wear? " by Nancy White Carlstrom.
This bear has been around for sometime, we first made him for our oldest son years ago, but I am sure that in re-making a new one for our youngest he will have lots of playtime and use with it. After printing, I cut them out and glued them to card stock (I use scrapbooking paper too at times). Then laminated them. I used peel and stick Velcro to the bear and clothing.
Yesterday it was sunny and hot so my son pick these clothes for Jesse Bear Weather Bear below:
Today it was raining all day so he picked out these clothes for Jesse Bear Weather Bear below.
Here is how we use our Weather Bear:
Ask child- “Let's see what the weather is like today!”
(Have your child look outside the window and tell you what the weather is like.)
Ask child – “Weather Bear is going out today. Can you help weather bear decide what to wear today? (Have your child go through Weather Bear's clothing. Pick and choose what he should wear).
Remind the child, “It's _______ today.” Should weather bear wear his ___________?”
This daily or weekly activity helps toddlers and preschoolers learn about what clothing we wear on certain weather days. A good book to accompany this activity is “Jesse Bear Jesse Bear, What will you wear” by Nancy White Carlstrom.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN WEATHER BEAR!
Now just for my readers I have uploaded a three page file so that you can make your own weather bear for your child. As an added bonus there is a Christmas outfit for the weather bear (It was not pictured in my post). Click here to view the document and you can download it! Come back after you have made your weather bear and comment below to let me know if your child like the weather bear! Enjoy!