Even Better Than a Purple Bear

Have you ever noticed how most teddy bears are brown? Okay, once in a while we see a blue or purple one, but real bears don’t come in those colors. But there are real bears that are white: polar bears. These fuzzy, furry giants live way up north in the Arctic Circle, and are the biggest bear at 1,500 pounds! Their white fur helps them blend into the ice and snow, too – so don’t even think about dying it purple.

Wee ones: If you see a white bear, then a brown bear, then white, then brown…what’s the 6th bear?

Little kids: If a mama bear and her cub go hunting, how many furry feet is that?  Bonus: If polar bears like the weather best from the start of November through the end of February, during how many months are they happy?

Big kids: Polar bears start getting too hot around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. How much would you have to cool down your house to keep one as a pet? See what temp it is now!  Bonus: If a bag has 4 white polar bear stuffed animals and 4 brown teddy bears, and you grab 4 toys without looking, what are all the combinations of brown and white bears you could grab? (Don’t worry about the order — imagine them in a pile in your lap.)

Wee ones: It’s brown, since the 5th is white.

Little kids: 8 furry feet.  Bonus: 4 months: November, December, January, February.

Big kids: Different for everyone…subtract 50 from your indoor temperature at home.  Bonus: 5 ways: all 4 white, 3 white 1 brown, 2 white 2 brown, 1 white 3 brown, and all 4 brown.

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