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Story time

Can bears ski?

Wednesday 7 July 2021
Live online
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Brrrrr, it is getting cold outside! Can’t come to us? Snuggle inside at home in your warmest knits and listen to the story about a little hard of hearing bear and his Dad, Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus and then create your own visual response.

Things you will need - an old shoe box or any box with four sides, glue, sticky tape, Blu Tack  or a stapler.

Things that may be usefulan eggbox you can pop in the box to make hills, or paper cups, polystyrene balls, and glitter! Natural elements like twigs for trees.

Stuff you can pretend is snow like cotton wool, white crinkly paper, fabrics like felt, you decide or maybe paint the interior of your box.

If you want to make a little bear, maybe find a cardboard tube and wrap wool around it, or paint it to give them features. What about paddle pop sticks for skis?

Made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

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This program is Auslan interpreted and open captioned.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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