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“We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared…” is the sweet refrain of one of our family’s favorite children’s books, “We’re going on a Bear Hunt.” In the book, dad is taking his four children on a bear hunt. They don’t dress, or look like bear hunters, but in their hearts they are brave, courageous, and determined bear hunters.
I want to inspire a spirit of courage and adventure in our children, so our family staged a bear hunt and we invited a few of our friends to join us. With the printables included in this post, and the activity pack — you’ll have loads of fun activities for kids including puzzles, matching, coloring, a bear hunting map, and bear hunting crafts – perfect for family fun!
How to host a Bear Hunt
To create your own bear hunt at home, you’ll need a few bear hunt volunteers. We were fortunate enough to have some brave bear souls step forward for our bear hunt including Winnie the Pooh, Yogi Bear, a Kola bear, Polar bear, “Harry” the monkey, “Leo” the lion, and our light pink bear”Shelly.” I loved including non-bears in our hunt since it gave the boys a reason to think about bears vs. non bears. I encouraged my kids to give these bears and stuffed animals a “pep” talk before the hunt, and explained that our bears would need lots of hugs and TLC (tender loving care) during the hunt. We don’t want any bears or kids being injured; and we all want to be brave during our bear hunt.
Bear Hunt Foods and Snacks
Now, if you’re hosting a bear hunt, you’ll need some hearty eats and treats. For our bear hunt, I whipped up some egg salad sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies, and served them with milk. I also created a “bear-y” special snack featuring a bear cup filled with yummy treats. Perfect for a kid’s birthday party or bear hunt!!!
In case you’d like to make some egg salad sandwiches at home. This is my friend Beth’s recipe. She and her daughter joined us on our bear hunt and she said it was ok for me to share her egg salad recipe with you.
Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
Ingredients for an Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
- 1 Dozen Eggs — hard boiled
- 3/4 Cup Mayonaise
- 2 Stalks of Celery — diced
- 1/4 Red Onion — minced
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dill Weed
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
Directions to create an Egg Salad Sandwich
Dice the eggs, celery, and red onion. Mix in a large bowl adding mayonnaise, dill weed, salt and pepper. I used a silicone spatula to mix the egg salad together to keep the egg intact during mixing. Once throughly combined, spread the egg salad mixture 1/2 inch thick onto white bread and serve. For my little guys I cut the crust off and cut the sandwiches into small triangles.
Our Bear Cup Craft and Snack
I wanted to reward the boys for a day of bear hunting with a fun snack. I created a miniature bear craft using NABISCO Go-Paks! You can find these at the Walmart check-out counters for $1 and they come in a variety of cookie flavors including the ones I used for our bear hunt: TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks, Mini NILLA Wafers, Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, CHIPS AHOY! Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, NUTTER BUTTER Bites Sandwich Cookies, and Mini OREO Golden Sandwich Cookies. I personally tested all of the cookies in our bear craft and I can honestly say they’re delicious!
To create these bear cup crafts and snacks you’ll need:
Ingredients for Bear Cup Snacks
- Print the Bear Printables included at the bottom of this post – cut out the face and paws of each bear.
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Chocolate sauce (optional)
- Caramel sauce (optional)
- Reddi-Wip Original
- Snack Pack® Pudding Cups (for Size: 3.25 oz) – we used Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chocolate/Vanilla Mix
- Go-Paks! (These can be found at the registers or in bins in the front of Walmart.)
- NABISCO Go-Paks! TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks
- NABISCO Go-Paks! Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- NABISCO Go-Paks! CHIPS AHOY! Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- NABISCO Go-Paks! NUTTER BUTTER Bites Sandwich Cookies
- NABISCO Go-Paks! Mini OREO Golden Sandwich Cookies
Directions for Bear Cup Snacks
To create our bear-y special bear hunt snacks follow these steps:
- Empty out the cookies from the Nabisco Go-Packs into a small bowl.
- Create mini-bears by taping on the face and paws to the Go-Pack container.
- Layer 1/2 the pudding from a Snack Pack® Pudding Cup into the Go-Pack.
- Add a layer of cookies on top of the pudding.
- Add the other 1/2 of the pudding.
- Add a final layer of cookies.
- Top with Reddi-Wip whipped cream and sprinkle on some chocolate sprinkles, and/or chocolate or caramel sauce (optional).
- Serve and enjoy. Eat right away to enjoy the cookie crunch!
Our bear-y special Bear Hunt
We ate our savory, egg salad sandwich lunch and then went outside for our bear hunt.
Beth’s duaghter, Anna, helped us hide the bears in our backyard. The boys had a blast “hunting” our bears and bringing them to the moms officiating the bear hunt. Some of the bears were hiding in the boy’s play set club house (a gift from my sister – thank you Tina!). Watching the boys pull the bears down from their hiding places was one of the high points of our bear hunt day.
Following our bear hunt excursion we all went inside to enjoy our bear hunt snack cups. Beth captured this beauty as I enjoyed some Chips AHOY! These bear hunt snack cups are just the right combination of creamy pudding and crunchy cookies — perfect after a day of chasing bear hunters! My mom is visiting and was able to enjoy the bear hunt with us.
From our gang of bear-hunters to yours — we hope you enjoy this fun activity for families. I was just so thankful to spend some time with family and friends and I hope this printable pack inspires you too.
Download your Bear Hunt Activity Pack for Kids
Would you like to host a bear hunt? Have a fun party planned and want to incorporate some kid fun and learning with puzzles, coloring and matching? You’ll love this FREE 40 Page Bear Hunt Activity Pack for kids with Bear Hunt Party decorations. Great for kid’s birthday parties or even a Bear Hunt slumber party. To download your free copy, just click the blue “Download Now” button.
This pack includes: 15 Activities for Kids + Party Decorations (42 pages)
Where to find Snack Pack Pudding® and NABISCO®Go-Packs!
You can find everything featured here at Walmart. The rainbow colored party supplies are also at Walmart in the party section. I printed the bear hunt banner and bear-inspird decorations at home. Find more fun recipes online at the Snack Pack Website. You can also shop Walmart Online for your party decorations and party snacks.
How do you create Family Fun?
Does your son or daughter have a collection of stuffed animals? Would they enjoy a bear hunt? The printable pack includes a bear hunting map and printable binoculars to make any bear hunt loads of fun. What’s your favorite way to create family fun? Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers.
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