Singalong: "We're Going On a Bear Hunt"

This is an interactive singalong perfect for children of all ages. You'll go over the river and through the woods searching for this bear, all the while making some pretty silly sounds!

Number of Players
5 to 10, 10 to 20, 20+, As many as you can handle!
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage), Medium (a clearable open space the size of a 2-car garage)
Noise Level
Semi-rambunctious
Setup

1. Gather your group. This singalong is ideal for sitting children sitting in a circle, but can also be tons of fun standing up. It depends on how active you want to be.
2. Ask the group to keep the beat by tapping one thigh and then the other.
3. If your group does not know the words to the song, don't worry, they will catch on quickly. Every other stanza is the same.
4. Follow the leader and eventually everyone will get the hang of it!

How to Play

Watch the video to learn the interactive hand movements!
Lyrics
Chorus:
We're going on a bear hunt. (Repeat) We're going on a bear hunt.
Gonna catch a big one. (Repeat) Gonna catch a big one.
We're not scared. (Repeat) We're not scared.
It's a beautiful day. (Repeat) It's a beautiful day.
Verse 1:
Oh look, grass! Swishy-wishy grass.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Swish swish, swish swish,
Swish swish, swish swish
(Repeat chorus)
Verse 2:
Oh look, a river! A cold dark river.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Splish splash, splish splash.
Splish splash, splish splash.
(Repeat chorus)
Verse 3:
Oh look, mud! Icky-gicky mud.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Ploo ploo, ploo ploo
ploo ploo, ploo ploo.
(Repeat chorus)
Verse 4:
Oh look, a forest! A tall, tall forest.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Stumble trip, stumble trip.
Stumble trip, stumble trip.
(Repeat chorus)
Verse 5:
Oh look, a snow storm! A cold cold snow storm.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Burrrrr, burrrrrrrr,
Burrrrr, burrrrrrrr.
(Repeat chorus)
Verse 6:
Oh look, a cave! A tiny little cave.
We can't go over it, we can't go under it.
Ohhh NO!
We gotta go through it.
Tip toe, tip toe
Tip toe, tip toe
Oh, what’s that?
Two big fuzzy ears
Two big googly eyes
One big mouth...
Ahhhhhhhhhh!
It's a BEARRRRRR!
Quick, back through the cave
Tip toe, tip toe, tip toe, tip toe
Back through the snow storm
Burrr, burrr, burrr, burrr
Back through the forest
Stumble trip, stumble trip, stumble trip, stumble trip
Back through the icky mud
Plooo, plooo, plooo, plooo
Back through the river
Splish splash, splish splash, splish splash, splish splash
Back through the swishy grass.
Swish swish, swish swish, swish swish, swish swish
Run to the front door... (tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap)
Open up the front door, argh!
Run inside!
OH WAIT!
We forgot to shut the door.
Back to the door!
Shut the door, plllunk!
Lock it, clink
Back inside.
Run up the stairs,
Another flight of stairs, another flight of stairs
(Breathe heavy)
Another flight of stars
Jump in the bed
Pull up the covers
And WOOHOOOSH!
WHOOO, we made it!