Ngā Matapakinga | Discussion

    Anne-Louise Robertson
    NZ Bearhunt
    26 March
    Public discussion Created by Anne-Louise Robertson

    This has been in the news and so I am sure many of you have already seen it. I think it is a great activity for parents to do with their kids; it gets them out and about and also learning how to use a map. You may want to add your bear to the map!

    Bearhunt Map Link

    It's also a good introduction for maps for teachers. I was also thinking how the bears could be great story prompts for kids. They could create a photo story of the bears they see, create a video, invent  characters, write a 'bear diary',  what journey has the bear been on, which countries has it visited?

    Any other thoughts of areas of the curriculum or activities that this could lead to?

    Paddington

    Update to the Update!

     

    Looks like it's become more  official - check out this website

    https://maps.bearhunt.co.nz/findbears/index.html

    - By Anne-Louise Robertson
      • Madeline
        By Madeline
        Mar 26

        Could also write/describe/vlog 'character profiles' for particular bears that catch their eye? In my small community we have a facebook page for the bear hunt - maybe some of those imaginative stories could be shared on those types of community pages?

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Mar 27

           

          Teddy in a windowOhh that is so lovely, I saw that inspiration here: Coronavirus: Teddy bears brighten first day of lockdown. What a cool idea! 

          Where's the link take us to Anne? smiley

          Image source: CCO Pixabay

          • Anne-Louise Robertson
            By Anne-Louise Robertson
            Mar 31

            UPDATE - looks like the link to the map is returning a 404 message! It did look the other day like it had been overrun with 'false' locations so maybe it has been taken down by the owner. 

             

            I'll  see if  I can find it again

            • Anne-Louise Robertson
              By Anne-Louise Robertson
              Mar 31

              Update to the Update!

               

              Looks like it's become more  official - check out this website

              https://maps.bearhunt.co.nz/findbears/index.html

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