Brother Bear: Totem Painting

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Kenai – Yeah, I’ll probably get, like, a saber tooth tiger for bravery, or strength, or greatness, you know, something that fits me…
Denahi – How about a mammoth for your fat head?


Did you know if you have the Brother Bear DVD you can play the game to find your own totem?  My whole family spent an evening answering the questions to get our totems.  Guess what totem I got–the otter of fun.  I can’t say that I’m surprised.  I love to have fun!


I wanted my girls to have a chance to make their own totems, so I came up with the following activity.


Totem Painting

Materials Needed:

  • Rocks (one per child)
  • Acrylic paint
  • A cup filled with water
  • Paint brushes
  • Plastic bag (to put down on the work space)
  • Aprons/Paint Shirts


How to Play

  • Let each child pick out a rock to be their totem.


Goofy was super excited to have a rock to bring inside.  Mean-old-mom usually makes them keep their rocks outside.


  • Put paint shirts/aprons on and give each child a paint brush. 


  • Let them paint their rocks however they would like.  


Be prepared for hours of fun…


And outrageously happy children.


It is fun to see how each totem turns out.


Here are the final results.  I made a frog totem for myself.  How could I resist?


This has been a favorite movie-themed activity for my girls.  They painted their rocks for an entire hour and would have taken longer if I didn’t make them clean up for lunch.


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