Bear Songs

Little Bear (Frere Jacques)

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping Little bear, little bear?

You will sleep all winter, through the cold, cold winter,

Little bear, little bear.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, Little bear, little bear?

You will wake in springtime,

In the warm, warm springtime, Little bear, little bear

Time for Sleeping (Sing a Song of Sixpence)

Now it’s time for sleeping,
The bears go in their caves.
Keeping warm and cozy, Time for lazy days.
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.

Title: Bears Song/Game

Make a circle of 6-10 children. One child has to be in the center of the circle, who is the bear sleeping in a cave, and had to cover her eyes. The circle of children moves around the bear while singing “The Bear Song”. At the end of the song the group jumps while counting from 1 to 5, and say Wake up bear”. and the bear has to catch one of the children. The Bear is sleeping (2) Snore(6) Maybe he will get you(2) on the count of 5 (2) 1,2,3,4,5, Wake up bear, come out of your cave.