Teddy Bear Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


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Teddy Bear Arts and Crafts

Cinnamon Bear
Simple bear shape (precut for younger ones)
Liquid glue

1) Mix sugar and cinnamon
2) Have older children cut out bear shape
3) Children can place glue anywhere on the bear and add cinnamon and sugar mixture
4) Glue poem to middle of bear so they can share with their parents

Teddy Tattoos
Teddy Bear Tattoos applied to children’s skin.

Bear Craft
The children make teddy bear hats and cards. (any teddy bear art project would do here)

Beary Quick Crafts
Bear sponge paintings
Brown play dough with bear cookie cutters.

Teddy Bear Games and Activities


Teddy Bear Visitors
For Bear day bring teddy bears from home. Have all the kids make up a story with their bear as the main character and then type and print for them. Watch all the Winnie the Pooh’s that you have and read some Berenstein Bear books and some Little Bear books. For crafts make some paper bears and glue them to craft sticks and have a puppet show with them.

Teddy Bear Tea Party
Each child brings their favorite bear (or stuffed animal) and has a tea party. Have play dishes, cups and saucers for the bears and the bears sit at the little table. The kids serve their bears pretend tea and cookies.

Then the children ages 2 to 4 go to the “big” table and have cookies and apple juice (their tea). You can print off a paper place mat with a picture of a bear for the place mat and have them color it when they are done eating.

Quick & Easy
A week before you start this theme send home an invitation to each child inviting their favorite teddy.
Read stories about teddy bears.
Dress up clothes for the teddy bears (good for fine motor skills).
Take pictures of the children and their teddies put pictures in album to share with parents.
Let the children act out the story were going on a bear hunt.
Use a large blanket or table cloth to make a cave and pretend your bears.
Don’t forget the three bears story. Let the kids try porridge.
Bear lacing cards.
Plastic bears in the sand and or water table.

The Three Bear Family
First get a refrigerator or wash machine box and cut off one of the sides. Then on the center piece cut a peaked roof and a window on each of the sides. It’s no longer a complete box but an opened up “U” shape. The kids can get on both sides of it and paint it using bright colors. When this is dry, use it as kind of a back drop for the house.

The kids can build beds, chairs, and a table using the hollow blocks – good math activity trying to figure out the different size beds: if we use two blocks for the baby bed, how many for mom’s and dad’s? Same thing with the chairs.

You can provide pillows and blankets, and: a baby bonnet for baby bear, an apron and hat for mama bear, a tie and hat for papa bear, a dress and barrette with yellow curls for Goldilocks, a giant bowl, middle sized bowl and baby bowl, a giant wooden spoon (the kind that hangs on the wall – a thrift store find), a tablespoon and a baby spoon. Then enact the play.

Teddy Bear Poster
When the children bring their bears help the children trace around them onto a large piece of paper. The children then color them to look like their teddies and to the side of these drawings write these sentences:
My bear’s name is ________.
______ is ________inches long. (together use a ruler to measure teddy)
________came to live with me when_____________. (the story of where bear came from)
__________ and I like to ______________. (what the child likes to do with teddy)
The children can fill in the lines with help or you can fill in the lines for them. The sentences can be changed to any topic that might capture the interest of children.

Bear Sorting
Ask the children to sort the teddy bears by categories (size, color, those wearing bows, etc.) Then count the number in each category. Also, let the children come up with ideas for categories. Talk about more and less.

Weighty Bears
Review the concepts of heavy and light by having one child at a time hold a different teddy bear in each hand. Which bear feels heavier? Which feels lighter? Provide a balance scale to compare the weights of different bears.

Graham Grid
Each child gets assortment of Teddy Bear Grahams and grid paper to make graph (& then eat!)

Bear Awards
Teacher decides on award after looking at each teddy, awards are given with description written on it. For example: Tallest Bear, Purple-est Bear, Silliest Bear, Bear with the Biggest nose, Most Hugged Bear, etc.

Estimation Station
Fill a container with Teddy Grahams and have each child guess the number of crackers.

Healthy bear Check Ups (a certificate is given out to each bear signed by a B.D. *bear doctor!*)
The B.D.’s check the bears with stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, tongue depressors. If the bears have an ailment, they put a Band-Aid or some gauze on it to make it better. The doctors prescribe Bear Hug’s twice daily and lots of bed rest with the owner.

Sometimes the bears have to have an x-ray. You can get some old x-ray film and cut out teddy bear shapes from that. To check their eyes, put patches (with a paw print on the front) over the bear’s eye and have them read which way the paw pointed (up, down, left, right). Then because the sun is so bright, have paper sunglasses taped to the bear.

This is also a great time to learn about healthy bear snacks and exercises.

Teddy Bear Health Certificate
Bear Patient Name______________________________________________
Next of Kin____________________________________________________
(put child’s name here) Well Bear__________
Tender Loving Care Syndrome (TLC): Too Much____ Just Right_____Not enough____
Ailing Bear Symptoms: Loss of Limb____ Paw____ Arm____ Leg____ (check one)
Stuffing Herniation______
Weakness of Auxiliary Seams______
Squint Due to Loss of Eye______
Jaundice Due to Color Loss___________
Old Age Debilitation _________________
RX: Hug Bear Twice Daily__________
Bed Rest with Owner __________
Checked by: ________________________________
B.D. (Bear Doctor)

Sandpaper Cinnamon Bears
Glue sandpaper to tag board and then cut out bear shapes. Give the children cinnamon sticks and let them rub the sticks on the sandpaper. The bears will smell like cinnamon!


Teddy Bear Recipes and Snacks

Cinnamon Bear Toast
Make a toast
Cut it into a bear shape
Sprinkle cinnamon on them
Eat honeycomb cereal, or bake bear shaped cookies
Let the kids decorate.




Teddy Bear Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Five Little Bears: Counting up
One little bear
Wondering what to do
Along came another
Then there were two!
Two little bears
Climbing up a tree
Along came another
Then there were three!
Three little bears
Ate an apple core
Along came another
Then there were four!
Four little honey bears
Found honey in a hive
Along came another
Then there were five!

Five Little Bears: Counting Down
Five little bears
Heard a loud roar
One ran away
Then there were four!
Four little bears
Climbing up a tree
One slid down
Then there were three!
Three little bears
Deciding what to do
One fell asleep
Then there were two!
Two little bears
Having lots of fun
One went home
Then there was one!
One little bear
Feeling all alone
Ran to his mother
Then there were none!

Movement Activity
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, wink one eye,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, slap your knees,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, sit down please.

Little Bear
(tune: Frere Jacques)
Are you sleepy, Are you sleepy
Little bear, little bear?
Wintertime is coming,
Wintertime is coming,
Very soon, very soon.
Find a cave, Find a cave,
Little bear, little bear
Wintertime is here,
Wintertime is here,
Go to sleep, go to sleep.
Are you sleepy, Are you sleepy
Little bear, little bear?
You will wake in springtime
In the warm, warm springtime
Little bear, little bear
Time to wake up,
Time to wake up
Little bear, little bear
Springtime is here,
Springtime is here
Wake up now, wake up now!

Cinnamon Bear Poem
Cinnamon, Cinnamon Cinnamon Bear Sitting on a kitchen chair.
Cinnamon sugar in a shaker. Shake, shake, shake it Like a baker.
Sprinkle it on buttered toast. It’s the treat You’ll love the most.
Cinnamon, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bear, Do you think that we may share?




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