Something y'all probably didn't know, July 10th is National Teddy Bear Picnic day! A teddy bear picnic is exactly what it sounds like...a picnic with your teddy bears! We decided to do our own version of it, and actually go on a bear hunt. We read We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Next, our craft was making teddy bear puppets. These are made with brown paper lunch sacks, coloring template for the bears' head and body, which the kids then color, cut, and glue to the paper bag.
Here is what the teddy bears head looks like:
The kids and parents thought this was such a fun activity. It also inspired one of our moms to take her girls on a real teddy bear picnic after playgroup! This is just one of the many fun things you can do to alleviate some of the boredom that sometimes happens in the summertime. Trust me, kids would rather do something like this than watch their t.v. shows!