Before Five in a Row Homeschooling: Preschool

Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Jesse Bear

Jesse Bear

Jesse Bear is part of the very excellent Before Five in a Row (B4FIAR) curriculum.  FIAR is a lovely gentle curriculum, where you read a book five days in a row and use the book as a spring-board for many educational opportunities.  Before FIAR is for 2-4 year olds and so is pitched at A3’s age.  Jesse Bear is our first book. 

Jesse Bear: Lap Book Activity

I pulled together lots of lap book activities from the FIAR digitals to freebies from Home School Share:

Jesse Bear

I photocopied the book cover and pasted it on top of the lap book cover:

BFIAR-Jesse Bear-What Will You Wear-Lapbook

And the inside:

Jesse Bear: Art Activities

We made some paper plate bear masks:

BFIAR-Jesse Bear-printable masks

And grew some cress in a bear shape:

And coloured in some bears clothes to use to dress up our bear:

Jesse Bear: Tray Activities

I also went through all our bits for bear related activities.  We had a surprising number!  From matching buttons, a wooden bear family puzzle, a chunky bear puzzle, and a threading activity.  Also, some magnetic shapes to create her own bears, a snuggly bear and a dressing bear especially for learning to use zips, buttons, toggles, belts and velcro:

Our own little bear completing her tray activities:

Maths Activities

We did some sorting of gummy bears into their different colours.  We graphed them on a simple graph, and then very much enjoyed eating them!

Abigail did some colour matching with a button activity.  Next, she did some simple addition using linking bears.  And finally, she did some threading/sewing:

Snacks

We attempted to create some bear pancakes 😁

BFIAR-Jesse Bear-pancake

Our first ever row was a huge success and Abigail enjoyed every single moment of it!

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5 comments on “Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Jesse Bear

  1. Fun, fun, fun!

  2. Where did you get the mask from? Did you print it?

  3. I am using FIAR with my two oldest children, and will be starting Before with my preschooler next. She’s almost 3 and wants to “do school” like her brothers. I think Before will PERFECT for her, and I’m actually really excited about Jesse Bear! 🙂

    • I’m sure you will love it. BFIAR is so simple to use and is basically an excuse to spend lots of lovely time with your little’uns!

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