Could have been Going on A Bear Hunt

Woke up this morning to bright cheerful sunshine, so a positive start to my Week 6 Run 2. I'd got my new running shoes on, which I've only run in once before, and I was keen to take them out in the park.

It was lovely run, but I was put in mind of the Michael Rosen children's book, We're Going on Bear Hunt:

I'm going on a long run, I'm going to have good fun,

What a beautiful day!

I'm not scared.

Uh oh, a hill - a big steep hill!

Puff pant, puff pant.

I’m going on a long run, I'm going to have good fun,

What a beautiful day!

I'm not scared.

Uh oh, some grass, wet slimy grass!

Swishy swashy, feet are wetty.

I’m going on a long run (etc…)

Uh oh, mud – thick gooey mud!

Squelchy, squelchy, trainers mucky.

I’m going on a long run (etc…)

Uh oh, woodland – thick roots on the path!

Stumble, trip, stumble, trip.

I’m going on a long run (etc…)

Uh oh, leaves – wet autumn leaves.

Slippy slidey, slippy slidey.

I’m going on a long run (etc…)

Uh oh, brambles – overgrown with nettles!

Scratchy stingy, scratchy stingy.

I went on a long run, I had myself some good fun,

What a beautiful day!

I wasn’t scared.

Oh yes, a shower – a lovely hot shower.

I’ll be going on a long run again.

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  • Lovely, lovely post.. and weirdly, there have been quite a few posts like this! It obviously rings a bell in folks' minds.. I used to read this to my Reception and Y 1 Class :)

    Someone did a post like this just a few weeks ago... just cannot think who.

    The runs sounds wonderful! Just my kind of run.. sigh...Enjoy! :)

  • I used to read this to my girls when they were little (now 20 and 22) and I used the story with Year 1s at school. I recently took my 4 year old Godson to a production of it at our local theatre using puppets. I think that may have been why it so readily came to mind.

  • Brilliant! Love it :)

    [I also used to use the original with my Reception children - one year we changed it and went on a dinosaur hunt as well!!]

  • I like the idea of a dinosaur hunt. Mind need to borrow that idea for school (if I decide to go back). ;-)

  • Feel free - it was part of a half term topic, but inspired our writing for a good 2 weeks!!!

  • Fab. :)

  • Lovely! I enjoyed that 😊 I had a fab run this morning too. it was gorgeous out on the trail

  • Love it! :)

  • Love it! Could almost believe you'd been ahead of me on my run (though a few times I had

    'Uh oh a hill - a big steep hill

    puff pant, puff walk'!

    Such a lovely day for a bear hunt/long run

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