In The Bear is Sleeping, the children practise cooperation skills and basic motor skills, and the tactile and kinaesthetic senses are stimulated.
- The children and one or two adults stand on all fours forming a circle. One of the children is the bear and lies in the centre of circle.
- The children and the adults sing “The Bear is Sleeping” as they crawl around the bear.
- When the song has finished, the bear tries to catch as many children and adults as possible. Those who are caught are bears in the next round.
- As a variation, the children can move around in different ways. For instance, the children can run or jump. The bear could have a more difficult way of moving than the other children, if desired.
No equipment required.