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    Polar Bear
    By hescollin

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    Colored Polar Bear Story & Activity
    Once upon a time there was a beautiful white polar bear who often visited
    the St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. Now on this island, you find a little
    schoolhouse filled with many boys and girls and their beloved teacher,
    It seems as though a neighboring child from Siberia ventured
    across the Bering Strait to St. Lawrence Island. Her name was Mary,
    and she had beautiful golden hair. As she explored the island, she soon
    met Mr. Polar Bear.
    The children watched out the windows of the
    schoolhouse as the bear wished he had golden hair like Mary's. He shut
    his eyes tightly and wished very hard for golden hair.
    Now will you just shut your eyes for a moment
    and help polar bear make his wish?
    (Teacher puts 2 drops of yellow food coloring in bear bottle)
    Now you may open your eyes!
    AMAZING!
    A blond polar bear- Oh, my goodness!
    Do you know what the children
    shouted out the windows of the schoolhouse? Do you think they liked a BLOND polar bear?
    Teacher gets children to slap, slap, clap, clap, and snap and say:
    POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR
    YOU ARE A SIGHT!
    YOUR COLOR WAS RIGHT
    WHEN YOU WERE WHITE!
    Mr. Polar Bear was MIGHTY SAD! He thought the children would like his
    new golden color! He climbed on an iceberg and began to think about his
    problem.
    Now, as Mr. Bear rested, he caught a new scent in the air. What did
    he smell? As he raised his head and looked around, he saw a young boy coming closer.
    Raylene was from the GREEN forests of Canada. He wore a green hat, a
    green sweater, green pants, and green boots. Guess what he had in his
    pocket? Raylene had a GREEN lollipop! Polar Bear thought GREEN must be the most beautiful color in the world! Maybe he should be a green bear. He
    shut his eyes and began to wish he was green. Can you help Mr. Bear?
    (Teacher puts 2 drops of blue in)
    Now he was a GREEN polar bear!! But the children said:
    (slap,slap...repeat chant above)
    Now this made Mr. Bear feel real bad. He pouted and pouted. Polar
    bear began to walk across the snow. As he topped a big snow drift, he met
    COUSIN BROWN BEAR from Kodiak Island. Cousin Brown Bear had followed the path of green tears that came from polar bear.
    The two bears had a nice,long
    visit and before long, Polar Bear began to admire his SMART
    COUSIN. The Kodiak Bear is the world's largest bear and gets angry very
    quickly. Polar Bear thinks maybe the children would like him if he were brown
    instead. Let's shut our eyes and wish with Polar Bear.
    (Teacher adds 2 drops of red, and children repeat chant above)
    Polar Bear felt so bad, he ran away from the children and dove in the ice
    cold waters of the Bering Sea. Polar bears are the best swimmers of all
    bears. His thick, heavy fur was now BROWN and looked quite strange as the
    children watched him swim DEEP, DEEP, DEEP into the sea.
    Now, if you will just shut your eyes
    and think about Polar Bear swimming around under the cold, cold water, a
    tiny bit of Alaska magic might happen.
    (Teacher bleaches the water, while their eyes are closed, and continues to talk
    about polar bear swimming while the bleach takes effect)
    Polar Bear swims up, up, up, up, to the surface and guess what!
    Children chant:
    POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR
    Your color IS right!
    WE LOVE YOU!
    WE LOVE YOU!
    YOU ARE WHITE!
    Polar Bear decided NEVER to change his color again. After all, polar
    bears are supposed to be WHITE, RIGHT?

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