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Teddy Bears
Submitted by: Billie Bailey, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Where's My Teddy? by:Alborough, Jez
When a small boy named Eddie goes searching for his lost teddy in the dark woods, he comes across a gigantic bear with a similar problem.
Holt Collier: His Life, His Roosevelt hunts, and the origin of the teddy bear by:Buchanan, Minor Ferris
Subjects include Teddy Bears History.
The Teddy Bears' Picnic by:Kennedy, Jimmy
Presents the texts of the familiar song about the festivities at the teddy bears' picnic.
Please Do Feed the Bears by:Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Percy almost ruins the family picnic at the beach when he insists on bringing all of his large teddy bears along, but his ingenuity saves the day.
Bear Day by:Rylant, Cynthia
A bear enjoys every moment of the day, from eating grapes in the morning to walking on the roadside to dreaming with Teddy by his side.
Songs
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (CD)
Juv Compact Disc - Easy Reader
Rosen, Michael
Notes: "Story, music, games and activities based on the favorite children's book."

(Leader says a line-others repeat. Pat on thighs in rhythm.)

Would you like to go on a bear hunt?
Okay ? all right ? come one ? let?s go!
Open the gate ? close the gate. (clap hands.)

Coming to a bridge ? can?t go over it ? can?t go under it.
Let?s cross it. (thump chest with fists)

Coming to a river ? can?t go over it ? can?t go under it.
Let?s cross it. (swim)

Coming to a tree ? can?t go over it ? can?t go under it.
Let?s climb it. (climb up)
No bears! (climb down)

Coming to a wheat field ? can?t go over it ? can?t go under it.
Let?s go through it! (rub palms together to make swishing noise)

Oh! Oh! I see a cave ? it?s dark in here. (cover eyes)
I see two eyes ? I feel something furry. (reach out hand)
It?s a bear!
Let?s go home! (run in place)
(Describe and repeat above actions in reverse using fast motions)
Going back through the cave. (can?t see)
Going back through the wheat field. (rub hands together)
Going back over the tree (climb up then down)
Going back across the river (swim)
Going back across the bridge (thump chest with fists)
Going back through the gate.
Slam the gate? (clap hands)
We made it!
Me and My Teddy Bear
The Reader?s Digest Children?s Songbook
Words by Jack Winters; Music by J. Fred Coots
(I left off the first verse because I didn?t want to just use it at Christmas time.)


Me and my teddy bear
Have no worries, have no care.
Me and my teddy bear
Just play and play all day.

I love my teddy bear;
He?s got one eye and got no hair,
But I love my teddy bear
We play and play all day.

Every night he?s with me
When I climb up the stairs,
And by my bed he listens
Until I say my prayers.

Oh, me and my teddy bear
Have no worries,
Have no care.
Me and my teddy bear
Just play and play all day.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say how-di-do.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Go up stairs.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say your prayers.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn out the light.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say good night.
Craft
Edible Craft
Chocolate Baby Bears from The Teddy Bear Book by Lucille Recht Penner Page 18.
You will need:
vanilla wafers gum drops peanut butter
chocolate icing chocolate chips small candies
chocolate sprinkles raisins graham crackers

It's fun to make delicious Teddy Bear Babies with vanilla wafers, candies, raisins, peanut butter, and icing.
Use the cookies for the head and body, (I placed the vanilla wafers on top of a quarter graham cracker held together with peanut butter). Stick on gumdrop ears, muzzle, and paws with dabs of peanut butter. Cover the bear with chocolate icing. Press on a chocolate chip nose and small candy eyes. Add sprinkles if you want a fuzzy-looking baby bear. Use your imagination to put together other bears with your favorite foods.
Other
Before hand, I dished up small amounts of chocolate icing and peanut butter in separate tiny, plastic pill cups. These were easy for the children to handle with just a plastic knife. I also set out plates with the other ingredients like crackers, wafers, gumdrops. Each poured their own sprinkles from the bottles.
Fortunately we have a sink in our activity room and everyone was able to wash up after their treat.
Notes
I invited the children to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for story time the week we read about teddy bears. I also made a note and attached it to the flyers at the front desk for any newcomers. I set out extra bears for those who forgot.