Friday, May 26, 2017

Teddy Bear Picnic and Bear Theme UPDATED

 Teddy Bear/Bear Picnic Program

 September 9 is Teddy Bear Day. A Teddy Bear is a special friend to children all over the world. He's cuddly. He makes you feel secure in an otherwise insecure world. He's lovable. Your Teddy Bear is both a companion and a comforter. And, he's not afraid of the dark. He'll keep you safe.

Spend the day and night with your teddy bear . Cuddle up to him. Talk to him. And, do all of your favorite things together.


Show bear puppet or a stuffed teddy bear? What sound do they make? Where do they live/sleep?Bears in the winter like to sleep in their cave Which is called “Hibernating.  We are going to share books all about bears  and then make a special craft. 
READ Books: Goodnight Already By Jory John 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear By Eric Carle
Where’s My Teddy? By Jez Albough
Orange Pear, Apple Bear By Emily Gravett
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear By Don Wood
My Bear and Me By Barbara Maitland

Sleepy Bear By Lydia Dabocovich
Sleepy Bears By Mem Fox
We're Going on a Bear Hunt By Helen Oxenbury 
Bear Snores On By Karma Wilson 

I Am Bear By Ben Bailey Smith 
My Friend Bear By Jez Alborough  


If your happy and you know it (intro song)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Teddy bear Teddy Bear rhyme 
CD Music  
Bean bag song #3- on bean bag activities CD
**Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs
Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD
I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves in clear bag in wooden two door cabinet)
The Tempo marches on with egg shakers from Orange Jim Gill CD
Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves again if you wish)
#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD
PLAY: Teddy Bear Game
Use die cut teddy bears shapes- -- color sheet bears cut out or colored clip art-- the kids can keep it when you are done with the game if want them too.

·       Hold your teddy bear high in the sky (with right hand and then left )
·       Dance around with your teddy bear
·       Stretch down and touch your toes with your teddy bear (2-3 times)
·       Jump up with your teddy bear (2-3 times)
·       Hug your teddy tight
·       Find your teddy’s nose and give it a kiss
·       Let your teddy walk down your leg
·       Let him jump back and forth on your toes (2-3 times)
·       March in place with your teddy bear
·       Hide your teddy behind your back
·       Shout Hooray with your teddy bear
·       Give your teddy to the big person with you!

Craft: Moveable teddy bear
Color and put together a moveable bear with brad fastners and color it with crayons. 5 fastners per child to create their bear. 

 Also you can host a teddy bear picnic Party-- bring blankets for your guests to sit on-- have them bring their favorite stuffed bear or animal and then read the above bear books--have a snack of teddy bear crackers and juice. Then make the moveable bear craft above. 
Don't forget to set up a bear book display of your favorites!

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