Brown Bear, Brown Bear 50th Anniversary Celebration
In honor of Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic children's book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" turning 50 years old this year, we threw a party at the library.
I enlarged all the illustrations from the book and put them on the walls.
I also included some information about the author and illustrator:
I had several tables set up with different activities for patrons to roam to. At one table, patrons could make Brown Bear Sequencing hats
At another table, they could play a Heads and Tails matching (or mismatching!) game:
I kept seeing pins of this game, but none of the links would get me to something I could print out, so I made my own. Below are the jpgs of each card. I printed them on cardstock, and was going to laminate them, but ran out of time.
Here's the "Heads" half of Brown Bear. You can find all the cards in this Word doc.
At another table was color-your-own Brown Bear stick puppets. These came from Oriental Trading.
Another table had lacing cards:
I tried to match the yarn I used with the colored animal, but, as you can see with the frog, I just didn't have all the necessary colors.
Anyway, I made these as well. And they actually got laminated. Below you will find jpgs of each.
I had to use my Cricut to cut out the circles around these because my hole punch just wouldn't reach. Anyway, here they are:
Here's an example of my Purple Cat Lacing Card. All Lacing Cards can be found on this Word doc.
I also enlarged and printed out this cute Brown Bear I Spy poster. I didn't fool with any of the tally and graph stuff that comes with the pdf, I just made a little sign to go with it:
I had some videos of Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr talking about/reading/singing the book playing on the projector, as well as another video I found where the book was set to music. I also had my giant book of "Brown Bear" on display.
And I made a last-minute ring toss by taping Brown Bear pictures on one of our puppet stands.
For treat bags, I glued a cut out of each illustration on a corresponding colored bag, and tied a Brown Bear 50th Anniversary logo on each one.
Blurry picture of festive table.
Here's a few close ups:
Inside were Brown Bear puzzles, disc shooters, bubbles, and tattoos, all from Oriental Trading. I also busted out our new badge maker and made pins for all the treat bags.
The images for the badges I made:
And, of course, there was cake.