Our final PlaySpace story of the spring session was We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. After reading the story, we took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and went on a bear hunt of our own.
A helpful officer from the Chelmsford Police Department kept our intrepid explorers safe as we crossed Bartlett Street behind the library to enter Bartlett Park.
Like the family in the book, we walked through tall grass and squishy mud, crossed a river, and searched for a cave where a bear might be hiding. We crossed Acton Road and entered the Bartlett Woodlot, a Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust property that is home to abundant wildlife.
A few sharp-eyed bear hunters spotted a cave, and the bravest of them peeked inside. What did they find?
Fortunately, the bear was glad to see us, and offered hugs to anyone who wanted them.
It has been a fantastic year of PlaySpace. This program does not meet during the summer, but we look forward to seeing everyone when we start again in the fall.
And speaking of bears, we hope you will join us for our annual Teddy Bear Concert on Friday, May 20 at 10:30 at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. Bring your bear, a blanket, and a picnic lunch to bring outside afterwards.