Have a Teddy Bear Picnic While Reading “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”

aaaThe Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy 

All boys and girls all have teddy bears. Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a classic book loved by all children. After reading the book listen to a recording of the song that has the same verses as the book. Songs help children hear syllables. Along with reading The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy pull out a blanket or towel to mimic a picnic blanket and have the kids gather all their teddy bears and bring them to the picnic blanket. Kids will love doing all the activities described below.

ccc Activity One: Have a Teddy Bear Picnic

Of course after reading The Teddy Bears’ Picnic you must have a picnic, (indoors or out). To make it extra special use teddy bear cookie cutters when cutting the sandwiches, serve honey chicken strips, honey cake, and Teddy Grahams teddy bear shaped cookies. To make the teddy bear sandwiches pictured above use a large circle cookie cutter to make bread into a circle. Spread peanut butter on the bread. Cut out three 3/4-inch to one-inch banana slices horizontally from the banana. Put two banana slices on the bread to look like ears and one on the bottom of the bread to represent the nose. Put two raisins in between the ears to look like eyes and one raisin on the bottom banana to look like the bear’s nose.


Activity Two: Make Teddy Bear Masks

Simply print out and cut out this teddy bear mask. Allow the kids to color and past different-textured materials to the mask. Click here for the cute mask from craftjr.com.

Activity Three: Sing and Act Out Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

While you sing this song be sure to turn around, touch the ground, jump, take a bow, reach up high, and wave good-bye.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bearccc
Turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Touch the ground

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Jump up now!
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Take a bow

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Arms up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Wave good-bye!

teddybear_vestActivity Four: Dress up Your Teddy Bears

Let the kids dress up their teddy bears in doll clothing. For the more adventurous nannies, make real vests for the teddy bears with felt. Here is how from birthdayinabox.com

Activity Five: Big Bear Game

This game is from about.com. One person hides behind a bush and that person pretends to be the big bear. The other players go fairly far away from the bush. When the game begins the people who aren’t bears run to the bush and call “big bear big bear come out”; they keep calling for a while and can run back to their spot and start over again. The “bear ” can come out whenever it wants and tag someone; the person tagged becomes the bear.

dddActivity Six: Teddy Bear Puzzle:

Print out this teddy bear puzzle and let the kids color it and cut it and put it back together again and again.

Activity Seven: Bear Charades

List and discuss the things bears do such as: catch fish, get honey from a hive, sleeping in a den, and climbing a tree. One person acts out a bear activity without saying anything and everyone else tries to guess what activity the bear is doing.

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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