Polar Bear ~ Article for Kids

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If you could name the newest and cutest polar bear cub in town, what would you call him? This gorgeous little bundle of playful fluff from the ‘land downunder’ is called ‘Henry’. Just Henry. It reminds me of the time when I offered the naming rights of a new pet parrot to two little girls. “Ralph!”, they instantly said, their eyes sparkling with excitement. It had to be Ralph. No question about it. They both looked at me, giggling and nodding their heads vehemently. My light-hearted laughing protests that ‘Ralph’ was a girl, fell on deaf ears. So Ralph she became.  :)

Okay, back to Henry. Looking for letter writing tips for your sponsored child? This free printable article about polar bears that I designed for my Compassion kids is perfect if you are wading your way through drifts of snow at your place at the moment. It’s a great follow up article to snowflakes. All my articles are about giving glory to God as THE Master Designer and information comes from PhD scientists who take the Bible seriously. And make sure you tell them about Henry and while you’re there; check out his debut video. He is adorable, so full of fun and energy that he even has his busy and devoted mom, Liya, taking time out to play.

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POLAR BEAR ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

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Polar Bear article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

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Make this article your own ~ just add photos!

Polar Bear Article - SAMPLE

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PHOTO SUGGESTIONS

Make sure one of them looks like he might like his tummy rubbed (to match the text).

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LAMINATE + SEND AN EXTRA COPY
I laminate my articles to keep them looking nice and also send an extra copy for my child’s teacher ~ with a post-it note on it to remind them to give it to them. My kids have told me that both they and their teachers love them. Kefa comments that he always learns a lot from my letters and wonders (for a girl) how come I’m so smart.  :o

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HOW OLD SHOULD MY CHILD BE TO RECEIVE THESE ARTICLES FOR KIDS?

Although these articles were originally designed for my older Compassion kids, I generally send them to all my kids from about the age of nine or ten, depending on the child. Gift items sent with it are matched to each individual child.

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OTHER LANGUAGES

This article is also available in French. I also send the articles to our other non-English speaking children, but just make sure I include the text within my letter, so that it gets translated. I just add a short paragraph at the beginning and the end, so that our wonderful translators don’t grimace when they see me coming. :)  And there you have it. An extra letter! You are most welcome to do this too, if you wish. You will find the original article text below, at the end of this post.

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JUST TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

Watch the cutest little polar bear cub twins emerging from their den in the wild (at 5.14)

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DID YOU KNOW?

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RELATED LINKS

Polar Bear – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, freebies and creative ideas

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ARTICLE TEXT

POLAR BEARS

Don’t you feel like just reaching into this photo and rubbing this adorable polar bear’s tummy?! But if he suddenly decided to stand up, he could be a massive 11 foot tall! And weigh up to 720kg (1600 pounds)! A tall man is about 6 foot. Yoiks! Although polar bears LOOK very cute—with their endearing face and white fur—they can be extremely dangerous!

They are the largest of all bears, are very smart hunters and excellent swimmers. Polar bears are solitary creatures and have some amazing features so they can live in their freezing cold, wet homes of snow, water and ice. They are equally comfortable in water or on land, can travel up to 8,860km (5,500 miles) a year and are often found far from land on drifting ice. They have a long neck and big paws—with partially webbed feet—that help them paddle up to 50 miles without a rest. They have a coat of pure white fur which insulates and camouflages them against the snow and ice. Scientists have discovered that their hair is made up of keratin just like our hair and the hair of other mammals, but with two distinct types—one long and one short. This is like having two coats on. As well as keeping them warm, it also helps them float. Could you float with two coats on?! Underneath that, they have black skin and a layer of fat, which helps them soak up warmth from the sun. The bottom of their paws are also covered in fur—to protect them from the cold and helps them walk on ice without slipping.

Mrs Polar Bear usually gives birth in winter to twin cubs. She digs into deep snow to make a den, to protect her babies and insulate them from the cold. She looks after them and aggressively protects them. They stay with her for 28 months, until they can hunt and survive on their own.

Did you know: Polar bears, brown bears and black bears can all interbreed, so most likely descended from the same ‘bear-kind’ ancestor. God created all the original kinds with many design features and the ability to ‘fine-tune’ them to different environments—through natural selection—BUT ONLY WITHIN THEIR KIND. The oldest bear-family fossil that has been found is clearly a bear—totally and completely. God also created every creature to reproduce after its own kind. When a bear has a baby, it is not a giraffe or a cow. It is definitely a bear. Bears are unique and wonderful examples of God’s craftsmanship. They were designed by a Creator—who knew exactly what He was doing—on day 6 in the very first week of history when the world was made. You can read all about it in your Bible in Genesis 1. Isn’t God clever to think up so many exquisite designs? God created so many wonderful things for us to care for and enjoy. Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is. So that we will worship Him. Jesus! God the Creator!

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Polar Bear ~ Fun Facts

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal); ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Ursidae (bear kind); GENUS/SPECIES: Ursus maritimus
Habitat: Tundra and sea ice in Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere
Life span: 25-30 years

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Information from: creation.com 

Got questions about science and God? This site is FABULOUS!

Got questions about science and God? This site is FABULOUS! There are answers for EVERYTHING from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Don’t allow any grinches to steal YOUR faith!

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Now it’s YOUR turn…

Have you ever sent a polar bear themed letter to your Compassion child?
What did you send with it?
What did your child enjoy most?

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  1. Hello and thank you for stopping in at happylittlesigh! I hope you were blessed by your visit! And thank you for your website and all your wonderful ideas. I plan to use this great resource for the little boy that our family sponsors, and I’ll be sure to share links so that others can use your site, too. Wishing you the nearness and peace of our good God over Christmas and into the next year. ~ Avonlea Q. Krueger, happylittlesigh.com

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