Kids love learning about animals, and bears are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth. They’re big and powerful, but also gentle and adorable – from afar! Let’s talk about some bear facts for kids that they will love learning.

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Bear Facts for Kids

Here’s a fun fact to get you started: bears can run really fast! They can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (about 48km/hour). That’s pretty fast, especially for something that big!

How fast do your kids think they can run? It might be a fun way to burn off some energy outside!

We live where we can see bears anytime. Do we see them often? Nope. But they do pass through and I have had people message me driving by my house to say “hey just saw a bear cross the road by your place, let your dogs in”.

We are a family of animal lovers. We love to watch documentaries and shows based on animals. It’s natural that we learn about animals individually in our homeschool as well.

Books About Bears for Kids

National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears – With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. 

National Geographic Readers: Bears – Get ready for a walk on the wild side in this image-packed book all about bears! Kids will learn about different kinds of bears, where they live, and what they do.

National Geographic Kids Mission: Polar Bear Rescue – Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to the big bears of the Arctic and the real-life challenges they face is what this fascinating book is all about. Discover amazing true adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, and more.

Face to Face with Grizzlies – Joel Sartore has been face-to-face with a grizzly bear-and lived to tell this and other great tales in Face to Face with Grizzlies. Through stunning photography and engaging storytelling, this expert challenges young readers to coexist with this fearsome creature.

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