Updated May 8, 2023
Are you looking for a simple Brown Bear Brown Bear toddler Craft?
Today We are sharing a simple Brown Bear tracks craft for toddlers!
Brown Bear Brown Bear Toddler Craft 
Ready to start teaching your child their basic colors and animals?
Brown Bear Brown Bear is a classic book for young kids that works amazingly for teaching your children!
We have an amazing, simple craft project that can get your toddler involved and lead to the perfect opportunity to start reading it.
With a few simple supplies that you can pick up easily and a few minutes, you end up with something your toddler will love!
They’ll have loads of fun creating the lovely tracks and should love the actual bear figurine we used.
Now that you know what you’re getting yourself into, let’s get to the supplies and instructions!
This craft is super simple and really only requires a few supplies for an amazing outcome!
If it wasn’t obvious from “Brown Bear” you’re going to need some brown paint.
We used some washable craft paint, it’s so much easier to get off your toddler if they get a little messy.
You’ll also need a plain paper plate and a sheet of plain white paper to serve as a sort of canvas for the paint.
To really get in the mood for the craft, we used a plastic figurine of a brown bear to place some footprints around the plate and serve as additional decoration!
We included an organized list of supplies below.
- Large white paper plate
- Brown bear plastic toy figurine
- Brown washable craft paint
- A plain sheet of white paper
- Book: Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
The actual process for this craft is really easy and straightforward, which is why it’s great for toddlers!
First, you’ll want to get your supplies ready to go, starting with the plate and sheet of paper!
When you have your paint ready, pour some onto the plate.
You don’t need too much, but you want enough to be able to leave a good amount of tracks along with the paper.
Now that you’re all ready, it’s time to let your toddler get in on the fun!
Begin by having them dip the bear’s paws into the paint.
Then have them press the bear’s paws onto the paper and remove, repeating until you have a nice set of tracks!
Once done, set the paper aside and allow it to dry.
When done, you can display it with the bear figurine for a great touch!
For a step-by-step guide, look below!
Step by Step:
Pour some craft paint onto the paper plate.
You don’t need much, just enough to let your toddler leave some tracks.
Dip the brown bear’s feet into the paint.
You should just do the front feet to save on paint and make it easier to navigate for your toddler.
Press the bear onto the white paper.
Repeat this step, creating brown bear tracks with the paint.
Repeat this step, creating brown bear tracks with the paint.
The tracks don’t need to be uniform in size and shape, they aren’t in real life!
Set the paper aside to dry.
When done, you can easily display it!
Tips for making arts and crafts enjoyable for your toddler:
- Play music! Toddlers are at the right age to really begin enjoying music, and it’s a huge part of development!
- Encourage movement. Whether it’s taking breaks to get up and move around a little or incorporating movement into it, this is a super important step.
- Discuss their art with them. Write down the words they use to describe their art if they want you to.
- Allow them to do more than one art project. Get them more paint and paper if they ask.
- If the weather allows go outside and do art projects outside in nature. Fresh air and exercise are always appreciated, and the environment might give some much-needed inspiration for arts and crafts!
- Laugh, sing, and smile.
- Take nature walks and collect items like leaves, feathers, flowers, and rocks to use in art projects.
Making brown bear tracks is an excellent fine motor activity for your toddler.
It helps them develop their ability to grasp objects, improve eye-hand coordination, and make more difficult skills like writing develop more easily.
Fine motor skills are crucial in academics, social interactions, executive functions, and other important areas of your toddler’s development.
Kids grow very fast, and though he may be sleeping for hours now, he will soon start to walk and even play with toys.
What are Fine Motor Skills?
Fine motor skills are essential when using the small muscles in fingers, hands, and forearms.
These muscles are essential during activities such as drawing, buttoning, constructing with Lego, and opening their lunch box.
These skills influence the quality of the outcome of your child’s activities and speed.
To ensure your child performs the task accurately, he needs to use different independent skills.
Some of the common fine motor skills are:
- Pencil skills like coloring and drawing
- Scissor skills such as cutting
- Doll dressing and manipulation
- Dressing, i.e., zips, buttons, lacing, and tying shoelaces
- Basic hygiene like brushing teeth, washing their face, and combing their hair
- Construction skills such as puzzles and Duplo
Why are fine motor skills important for toddlers?
It’s hard not to emphasize the importance of fine motor skills in everyday life because they enable us to perform simple tasks.
If a child is unable to complete the basic everyday tasks, it will take a toll on their self-esteem, affecting their play, academics, and co-curricular activities.
Also, children without the appropriate fine motor skills will find it hard to get independent life skills such as feeding or dressing, which will have many implications on relationships with other peers.
That is why crafts are so important for your toddler to get plenty of opportunities to engage in.
This Brown Bear Brown Bear craft is such a fun project to do with your toddler, and allows you to really start working on fine motor skills with them!
Lifting and placing things, making sure not to drag them, and also spacing things out properly.
The craft project ties in really well with the book, and gives you a great opportunity to start reading it!
Brown Bear Brown Bear is a classic book that helps young children learn their colors, and there’s no better way to get into it than this.
Thank you for checking out this amazing craft project, we hope you and your toddler enjoy the wonderful time you spend doing it.