Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Rhymes and Songs

Five Little Polar Bears

Goldilocks, Goldilocks

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

A Bear Eats Honey

Three Brown Bears

Time for Sleeping

We're Going on a Bear Hunt



Five Little Polar Bears

Copycat Jan/Feb 1999


Five little polar bears (hold up hand, wiggle 5 fingers),
Playing near the shore.
One tumbled in,
And then there were four.


Four little polar bears,
swimming in the sea.
One chased a seal,
And then there were three.


Three little polar bears:
What shall we do?
One went swimming,
And then there were two.


Two little polar bears,
Playing in the sun:
One took a nap,
And then there was one.


One little polar bear,
Not very old:
"Where's my mom?
I'm hungry and I'm cold!" (tuck last finger inside fist).


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Goldilocks, Goldilocks

Walk-On Story from Creating Readers by Pam Schiller-Cut


Goldilocks, Goldilocks, turn around (turn around)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, touch the ground (touch the ground)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, knock on the door (knock with hand)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, eat some porridge (pretend to eat porridge)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, have a seat (squat)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, go to sleep (put head on folded hands)!
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, run, run, run (run)!


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The Bear Went Over the Mountain

(Tune: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow")


The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
to see what he could see.


And what do you think he saw?
And what do you think he saw?
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Is all that he did see.


So . . . the bear went down the mountain,
The bear went down the mountain,
The bear went down the mountain,
Very happily!


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A Bear Eats Honey

The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants
by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller


A bear eats honey.
He thinks it's yummy
In his tummy,
But the bees don't think it's funny.


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Three Brown Bears

By Judith McNitt
(Sung to "Three Blind Mice")


Three brown bears.
Three brown bears.
See all their beds.
See all their chairs.


The mommy cooked in
a big brown pot.
The daddy's porridge
Was much too hot.
The baby bear
Always cried a lot.
Three brown bears.


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Time for Sleeping

by Terri Crosbie


Now it's time for sleeping.


The bears go in their caves,
Keeping warm and cozy.
Time for lazy days (creep fingers under opposite hand).


When the snow is gone,
And the sun comes out to play,
The bears will wake up from their sleep,
And then go on their way (creep fingers out from under hand).


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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Action story from Creating Readers


We're going on a bear hunt.
Want to come along? Well, come on then!
Let's go! (Stand and walk in place unless another motion is designated)


Look! There's a river.
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it.
Can't go around it.
We'll have to go through it! (Pretend to swim, then resume walking)


Look! There's a tree.
Can't go under it.
Can't go through it.
We'll have to go over it! (Pretend to climb up and over the tree, then resume walking)


Look! There's a wheat field.
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it.
Can't go around it.
We'll have to go through it! (Make swishing sound and brush hands against each other, then resume walking)


Look! There's a cave.
Want to go inside?
Ooh, it's dark in here! (Look around, squinting)
I see two eyes!
I wonder what it is. (Reach hands to touch)
It's soft and furry.
It's big.
It's a bear! (Retrace steps, running in place through wheat field, over tree, across river and stop)


Home safe! Whew!


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