Celebrating National Teddy Bear Day!

Last week we celebrated National Teddy Bear Day!  Every child was encouraged to bring in their special teddy bear to share the day with.  The children loved giving their bears a tour around the room and showing them what they do in school.

Story Time

preschool book about bears

We read “Big Smelly Bear” by Britta Teckentrup.  This is a silly story all about a stubborn bear who won’t take a bath!  With a little help from a fluffy, clean bear, he learns that it is ok to smell good and get clean.

Sing With Me

Fur So Soft

(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Teddy bears are very soft.

Very soft, very soft

Teddy bears are very soft.

It makes them cuddly!

Teddy Bear

(to the tune of “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”)

Teddy bears, teddy bears move your feet.

Teddy bears, teddy bears, find your seat.

Teddy bears, teddy bears, shake your claws.

Teddy bears, teddy bears, rest your paws.

Art

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We made our own “smelly bears” by mixing ginger into our brown paint and painting a bear template.

bear craft

bear craft

We added google eyes and a pom pom nose to complete our bears.

go away big green monster

We also read a classroom favorite, “Go Away Big Green Monster!” by Ed Emberley.  This story shows the progress of the green monster.  With each page you turn, you build the monster adding a nose, mouth, teeth eyes etc., then the book says: “I’m not afraid of you, go away!”  each page after that takes away parts to the monster and then he disappears.  The class loved this book and asked me to read it again and again!

go away big green monster

We made our own big green monsters by making paint blob pictures with purple and green paint, and smooshing it between cardstock.

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go away big green monster craft

We then added the parts of the monster just like in the book, big green nose, yellow eyes, red mouth and white teeth.

go away big green monster

go away big green monster

“Go away big green monster, and don’t come back until I say so.”

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