Happy Thanksgiving!

In less than two weeks, we will be sitting around the dinner table and the holiday season will begin.  Before the holidays get in full swing take a moment to share a good book and a craft with your child.  Bear Says Thanks is a delightful book written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.


Bear lives alone in his cave and longs to spend time with his friends.  One by on his friends visit with food to share.  Bear's cave is empty, so his is unable to contribute to the feast.  Bear Says Thanks is a heartwarming story of friendship.  Your child will be entertained by the whimsical text and beautiful illustrations.  

Don't forget to make your own bear craft.


  • One white paper plate
  • Brown and black marker or crayon
  • White construction paper
  • Tan constrution paper
  • Glue/Tape
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a small semi circle out of one side of the paper plate (see pic).  You will be left with two pointy ends.  Cut the points and make the bear's feet flat.
  2. Cut a large oval from the white construction paper for the bear's head
  3. Cut two medium oval from the white construction paper for the bear's ears
  4. Cut one small oval from the white constrution paper for the bear's tail
  5. Color the ears, tale, body and face brown with a marker or crayon
  6. Glue or tape the head of the bear to the top of the paper plate (opposite the cut out semi circle)
  7. Glue or tape the bear's ears to back of the bear's head
  8. Glue or tape the bear's tail to the back of the body opposite the head
  9. Cut an oval from the tan constrution paper and glue to the middle of the bears head.  Draw a nose and mouth (see pic) on the front of the oval
  10. Cut two small ovals from the white construction paper for the bear's eyes
  11. Glue the eyes to the bear's head above the tan oval and draw eye balls with the black marker/crayon

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!