A Delicious Meal for We're Going on a Bear Hunt | by Crystal Clark

As a Mama of four hungry little boys, meal planning is my best friend. That, combined with a love of the Five in a Row curriculum, and we tend to get adventurous combining school time and cooking with each boy taking one day a week to be the "lead" chef.

The week of our 3rd son's fourth birthday we did a fun, full week of "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" activities. As his all time favorite book, this was a long time coming to finally do it as a school project. The best part being, on his day to cook with me, we made a special meal to go along with his book.

Long wavy grass = green beans
River = very thick gravy
Thick oozy mud = venison steak
Forest = broccoli florettes
Snowstorm = mashed potatoes
Cave = hollowed out gluten-free corn bread

(Bonus: finding a toy bear to fit in the cave at the last minute!)

He was over the moon excited, and it was even delicious.

Crystal Clark is a homeschooling mother of four boys in the gorgeous mountains of NW Montana. Adventuring, living the dream and serving our amazing Creator all of our days.


  1. Crystal, it is an honor and a joy to be your friend and to know your family.♥

  2. And you my sweet friend. Thanks for sharing the joy of homeschooling with me. <3

  3. Oh how cute and creative! And it looks like a delicious meal too. :-)

  4. What a fun and creative idea. He looks so proud of the plate too! I absolutely love that little bear in a cave!

  5. Oh, I love his sweet face when he's holding his plate. Great ideas!