To go along with the In The Meadow CD/book set, Little Bear Books has created an interactive Don’t Feed Our Bears K–3 lesson plan. This bear lesson plan teaches students what wild animals should and shouldn’t eat, a great nature lesson plan for any student interested in wildlife! Grade level–specific activities, aligned with content standards, teach an important environmental lesson: keep wildlife wild! Extension activities can be adapted for any grade level.

Sample of a nature lesson plan included in the package:

Don’t Feed Our Bears

Grade Level: First Grade


  • Students will read and sing along to the book/CD “In The Meadow (Don’t Feed Our Bears)”
  • Students will identify foods that are appropriate and inappropriate for bears and other wild animals to eat
  • Students will express ways in which humans can help keep wildlife wild

Connection to the Curriculum:

Science, Visual and Performing Arts

Connection to California Standards:

Science, Life Science:

2. b. Students know both plants and animals need water, animals need food, and plants need light.
2. c. Students know animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.

Visual and Performing Arts, Music:

2.1 Sing with accuracy in a developmentally appropriate range.
2.2 Sing age-appropriate songs from memory.

Time: 30-45 minutes