Bears set up comfortable dens where they can hibernate. They gather leaves for a bed and shut out the winter chill to stay comfy and warm all winter long.

  • Give your child a few linens, like quilts, sheets, or towels.
  • Decide on a place in your home that might be a good spot for making a shelter.
  • Let your child experiment draping the linens in different ways. Your child can play the bear and figure out the best way to cover him- or herself.
  • If you like, you can let your child use pillows for a comfy bed and even take a couple of stuffed animals into the den to be bear cubs!