This cute tale of the Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear will have you and your little one giggling. How would you save a strawberry from the Big Hungry Bear?
How will the little mouse save his delicious red, ripe strawberry from the big, hungry bear? Should he hide it, lock it up, or give it a disguise?
Read the cute tale in The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear to learn the best way to save the strawberry from becoming the big hungry bear’s next snack! Get your copy here.
With cute illustrations and a creative story-line, this book will quickly become a favorite.
When we find a new favorite book, I like to create activities that go along with the book’s theme, characters, or prominent objects in the story. This reinforces the concepts my child learns and reads about in the book.
To accompany this story, I created a counting strawberry seeds activity. You can download it for free; there is a colored version and a black & white version.
- 2 pieces of cardstock
- Strawberry & Seeds Printout (download it here)
- Colored pencils, markers, or crayons (to color the Strawberry and hull if you use the black & white copy)
- Laminator (optional)
- Sticky-Back VELCRO, cut into ten, ¼-inch pieces and one, ½-inch strip (optional)
- Download and print the 2-page Strawberry & Seeds PDF printable on thick cardstock paper (print pages 1-2 for the colored copy OR pages 3-4 for the black and white copy).
- If you use the black and white version, color the strawberry, the hull, and the stem. I used colored pencils, but you can use markers, crayons, or any other medium.
- If desired, laminate both pages.
- Cut out the hull and the 10 seeds. If you wish, you can cut out the strawberry as well. I kept the strawberry on a full page so I could 3-hole-punch it and add it to my 3-ring-binder of my other educational, quiet-book activities.
- If desired, use velcro to attach the seeds and the hull to the strawberry; this keeps the activity more contained and provides easy storage. Attach the velcro to the laminated strawberry-seeds and hull. I suggest using the soft side of the velcro on the playing pieces and the scratchy side for the coordinating seed and hull placements on the strawberry.
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