Children’s literature celebrates an important birthday soon–Theodore Geisel or Dr Seuss–on March 2. This auspicious event kicks of National Reading Month in March and Read Across America, the first week of March. To celebrate Dr Seuss, why not explore his books and those he collaborated on. Stan and Jan Berenstain, creators of the Berenstain Bears, worked with Dr Seuss on the Beginner Books reading series in the 1960s and 1970s. The books featured the Berenstain Bears Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Small Bear. Small Bear became Brother Bear with the birth of Sister Bear and later the baby, Honey Bear.
The Berenstain Bears have been loved by children and adults for over five decades! The first book, “The Big Honey Hunt,” was published in 1962 after which the Berenstain Bears had many adventures including those with Dr Seuss. If you love the Berenstain Bears books and PBS TV series, you should check out Berenstain Bears Live! in a fun new stage production called Family Matters: The Musical. Menawhile, you should definitely check out these free printable Berenstain Bears coloring pages, worksheets, book activities, games and crafts.
The Berenstain Bears are all about learning, both in childhood and adulthood. Children learn virtues and core democratic values, through the adventures and misadventures of the family. All childhood dilemmas and foibles–and some adult ones–are explored in the books, typically with one topic per book. The Berenstain Bears became a TV cartoon series on PBS in 1985. The free printable Berenstain Bears book activities are very educational, in keeping with the show’s learning theme. Print Berenstain Bears coloring pages, book activities and paper dolls coloring pages. Each character comes with eight different outfits.
Random House has free printable Berenstain Bears worksheets, coloring pages and Dr Seuss book activities, games and crafts from Berenstain Bears creators. There are math worksheets, pictures frames, word search, word games, reading worksheets, spelling worksheets and more. Get a free printable Berenstain Bears Honey Hunt board game. Everything you need to print and play the game can be downloaded to your computer and printed on your printer: dice, game pieces, game board and cards. There are free printable Berenstain Bears puzzles, word search, crossword and mazes. PBS Kids has free printable Berenstain Bears cartoon and book activities, crafts, cards and coloring pages. Here’s a cute free printable Teddy bear board game just for fun!