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Activities & Games

Learn how to make your very own Plaster Casts of bear tracks and other animals.

Bear Print CompareBear Plaster Cast

Download the Florida Black Bear Activity Guide to play games (like the one below), complete puzzles & connect-the-dots while learning about Florida's bears. Make sure to read the section called "Be Bear Aware" to learn everything you can!

Bear Word Scramble

Did you know that once bears find garbage or pet food, they will continue to return to this easy source of food? They often cause a lot of damage to property in their search. To find out why they like our food better than theirs, look at "In a Bear's Quest for Calories…" This flyer compares contains common types of human food to how many acorns a bear would have to eat to get the same amount of calories.

Download the BEARS and YOU Activity and Information book* made just for kids. Here you can play games while learning about bears in your area. Learn what to do and what not to do to keep both you and bears safe!

For example:

Bear Matching Parts

*Adapted with permission by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Be Bear Aware

Ontario, Canada has great stuff for kids to do in their Bear Wise Activity Book.

Bear Wise Crossword

*Used with permission of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resouces

 

Pictures of Bears

Denver Bryan Photos [keyword search black bear]

Bill Lea - Nature Photography

Team Husar Wildlife Photography

 

Books to Read about Bears

These fiction and non-fiction picture books and chapter books contain realistic interpretations of black bear life histories, experiences and behaviors.

  • Ahlstrom, M. 1985. The Black Bear, Crestwood House, Mankato, MN
  • Alborough, J. 1995. It's The Bear, Candlewick Press, Boston, MA.
  • Bailey, B. 1975. Wonders of the World of Bears, Dodd, Mead, New York, NY.
  • Brenner, B. and Garelick, M. 1989. Two Orphan Cubs, Walker, New York, NY.
  • Bullaty, S. and Lomeo, A. 1983. The Baby Bears, Golden Press, New York, NY.
  • Charman A. 1989. The Book of Bears, Gallery Books, New York, NY.
  • Crewe, S. and Morton, R. 1997. The Bear, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, Austin, TX
  • Eberle, I. 1966. Bears Live Here, Doubleday, New York, NY.
  • Fair, J. 1991. Black Bears: Black Bear Magic for Kids, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Ford, B. 1981. Black Bear: The Spirit of the Wilderness, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
  • Freschet, B. 1977. Little Black Bear Goes for a Walk, Scribner, New York, NY.
  • Freschet, B. 1981. Black Bear Baby, Putnam, New York, NY.
  • George, J. C. 1967. The Moon of the Bears, Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, NY.
  • Helmer, D. S. 1997. Black Bears, The Rosen Publishing Groups' Power Kids Press, NY, NY.
  • Karpfinger, B.1992. The Wonder of Black Bears, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kratt, M. and Kratt, C. 1997. Kratt's Creatures: Where're the Bears?, Scholastic, New York, NY.
  • Laycock, G. 1967. Big Nick: The Story of a Remarkable Black Bear, Norton, New York, NY.
  • Liers, E. 1962. A Black Bear's Story, Viking, New York, NY.
  • McCloskey, R. 1948. Blueberries for Sal, Viking Penguin, New York, NY.
  • McClung, R. M. 1956. Major, The Story of a Black Bear, W. Morrow, New York, NY.
  • Murphy, J. and Greene, J. 1993. Backyard Bear, Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY.
  • Pfeffer, P. 1985. Bears, Big and Little, Young Discovery Library, New York, NY.
  • Pringle, L. 1989. Bearman: Exploring the World of Black Bears, Scribner, New York, NY.
  • Robinson, F. and Losa, A. 1992. Real Bears and Alligators, Children's Press, Chicago, IL.
  • Stirling, I. 1992. Bears, Sierra Club Wildlife Library, San Francisco, CA.
  • Van Wormer, J. 1974. The Black Bear Book, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID.
  • Ward, L. 1952. The Biggest Bear, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
  • Whitehead, R. 1966. The First Book of Bears, Franklin Watts, New York, NY.

In a Bear's Quest for Calories…

Did you know that once bears find garbage or pet food, they will continue to return to this easy source of food? They often cause a lot of damage to property in their search. To find out why they like our food better than theirs, look at " In a Bear's Quest for Calories…" This flyer compares contains common types of human food to how many acorns a bear would have to eat to get the same amount of calories.


Download the BEARS and YOU Activity and Information book* made just for kids. Here you can play games while learning about bears in your area. Learn what to do and what not to do to keep both you and bears safe!



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