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Polar Bear Preschool Activities and Polar Bear Crafts. Polar bears are native to the icy cold water of the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding areas. The North Pole is always frozen with ice. The polar bear is the largest predator that lives on land. Sadly the polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species. Global Warming is reducing the amount of pack ice in the Arctic, which polar bears depend on for survival. To help your child learn about the polar bears and develop an appreciation for them, we have developed more than 80 new polar bear preschool crafts, activities, games, lessons, and printables for children in preschool and kindergarten.

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Polar bears are native to the icy cold water of the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding areas. Sadly however, due especially to global warming, the polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species.

Talk to the children about polar animals. Find the Polar Regions (the Arctic and the Antarctica on a globe or on a map. Ask children if they can name some animals that live in those cold places. Write them down. Ask them how the weather is like in the Polar Regions? Record answers.

Discuss that it is very cold in the regions around the poles. The land is covered by snow and ice all year round. Discuss how we need to dress when it’s cold outside, and how they think the animals keep warm. Discuss that polar bears only live in the arctic and penguins only live south of the equator. Seals, different kind of whales, arctic hares, arctic wolves and foxes, and the walrus are some of the animals that live in the Polar Regions.

Global Warming and the polar bear
Explain Global Warming is reducing the amount of pack ice in the Arctic, which polar bears depend on for survival. Scientists predict that American polar bears could face extinction in the next 50 years if urgent actions aren't taken to help them survive.

Use this Help save the polar bear lesson to help children understand that climate change is causing ice caps to melt and makes it harder for the polar bears to find food.

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Would a bear be a good pet?
Ask children if a polar bear would be a good pet. Record the answers on a graph. Discuss with the children the reasons why a polar bear would not be a good pet I.e.. eats lots of seals, claws, dangerous for humans, they might hurt us, like icy cold weather.

Paint like a Polar Bear
Have children put a pair of white socks on both their hands and let them pretend to be polar bears painting. Provide packing paper and finger paint and have the children paint like a seal or penguin might paint. You may want to have them put a pair of clean socks on their hands to help them imagine not having fingers to use.

Polar bear rhymes:

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The polar bear lives in the Arctic,
And he never gets cold in a storm,
He loves to swims in the icy cold water,
And his skin keeps him warm.

The polar bear has a white coat,
And he walks quite slow.
It's hard to see just where he is...
Because he is white as snow.

 

 

Little Polar Bear (Book suggestion)

 

Marco the Polar Bear

Marco the Polar Bear, (Make circle in front of body with arms.)
White as the snow, (Extend arms out proudly.)
Sat down on the ice (Sit down.)
Near the cold water’s flow. (Shiver.)
“Lunch! I need lunch,” he said. (Rub stomach.)
“I’ll make a wish.” (Put hands together to make wish.)
He stuck in his paw (Put right hand down.)
And up it came with a fish! (Hold up right hand and smile.)
~Author Unknown

Polar Bear Facts:

  • The polar bear is the world’s largest land predator.
  • They can be found in the Arctic, the U.S. ( Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), and Norway.
  • Females usually only have two cubs and they have these babies in a cave that they've dug in a large snowdrift. The babies are about the size of a rat and weigh only a pound.
  • Male polar bears may grow up to 10 feet tall and weigh can over 1400 pounds. Females can grow to 7 feet and weigh up to 650 pounds. 
  • In the wild polar bears live up to age 25.
  • A polar bear's fur is not white. Each hair is clear hollow tube. Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light. On sunny days, the polar bear’s hair traps the sun’s heat to keep the bear warm.
  • Polar bear fur is oily and water repellent. The hairs don’t mat when wet, allowing the polar bears to easily shake off water and ice.
  • Polar bears have wide front paws with webbed toes that help them swim. They paddle with their front feet and steer with their hind feet. Their paw pads are rough, helping to them from slipping on the ice.
  • Polar bears have been known to swim 100 miles at a stretch.
  • Polar bears primarily eat seals.
  • A male polar bear is called a boar and a female polar bear is called a sow.

 

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