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Going on a Bear Hunt Process Art for Preschoolers

Here's a fun process art activity for your toddler or preschooler based on the book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt!  Your preschool-aged child will use a variety of materials to create a process art painting based on the story!

Going on a Bear Hunt Preschool Activity

Bedtime stories with my 4 year old consist of robots, dinosaurs, anything Transformers, and sometimes, sometimes classic stories like, Going on a Bear Hunt.

As I figured, it quickly became a favorite story!

We have since read it several nights in a row and even decided to get artsy by creating a process art painting inspired by the story using different sensory materials!
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To date, one of the most popular posts on our blog was inspired by this storybook, too!  We created No-Mess Sensory Bags-- travel through the long wavy grass, deep cold river, thick oozy mud, big dark forest, and swirling, whirling snow storm to the cave by a unique sensory experience.

Going on a Bear Hunt Preschool Activity


In our latest process art project inspired by the book, Going on a Bear Hunt, I grabbed several materials for each scene and let my 4 year old create as his heart desired.  It was a fun, sensory rich activity!

Going on a Bear Hunt Process Art Supplies:



 Going on a Bear Hunt Process Art Activity

Going on a Bear Hunt Preschool Process Art Activity


Along with a thick sheet of white paper {artist notebook paper}, I set out glue, paintbrushes, and the materials in clear plastic dishes:
long, way grass-- plastic grass
deep, cold river-- watered down paint
thick, oozy mud-- brown paint
big dark forest-- fake leaves and wooden craft sticks
swirling, whirling snowstorm-- snow fluff

After reading through the story, have your child use the materials to create their own painting using materials for each scene of Going on a Bear Hunt.

Going on a Bear Hunt Preschool Process Art

I gave my son no direction other than providing materials, so his creation is all his own.

I encouraged him to use all the materials, but where he placed the materials and how was all child led!

I didn't provide a bear at first, but at my son's request I free-handed a bear template on a piece of construction paper.  I added googly eyes and a black nose with a marker.

 Going on a Bear Hunt Process Art Activity

My two older kiddos don't like to miss out on the fun, so they ended up creating a painting, too.

It looks like my 5 year old was trying to break up her painting in sections with the water, mud, grass, and snowstorm painted in layers.

My 9 year old created sections for each scene.
Going on a Bear Hunt Preschool Process Art
Try this fun sensory-rich, preschool process art painting to go along with one of our favorite storybooks, Going on a Bear Hunt, today!!

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