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This activity pack will assist your students to practice retelling and sequencing stories. It's jam-packed with fun activities such as story sliders, puppets, foldable images, worksheets, sequencing images, masks and cut-outs to help take students through The Very Hungry Bear.


All activities come in colour and black and white.


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Inside this easy-to-use pack you will find:

  • Characters and Setting Images Cut Outs (use on the board)
  • Stick puppets (for retells)
  • Foldable images (for small world play)
  • Character Masks (dress up and retell)
  • Character profile words (appearance, likes, personality) and worksheet
  • Rhyming Words (word match)
  • Puzzles
  • Story Sequencing cards
  • Story Slider (perfect for oral story retells)


PLEASE NOTE: the text from the book/whole book as a download is NOT included in this pack due to copyright restrictions. You can purchase the book from any good bookshop or your school library will have a copy. This download is an accompaniment to the book, you will need to have read or currently be reading this book with your students before starting these activities.

The Very Hungry Bear by Nick Bland Activity Pack

  • File Info

    PDF 74 pages

  • ACARA Alignment

    Foundation Year English

    Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430)

    Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

    Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786)

    Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

    Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)

    Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)

    Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578)

    Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580)

    Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650 


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