September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day! The teddy bear has been around since the beginning of the 20th century being named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Today, almost all families have at least one teddy bear in their home. We all know the security, comfort and love these fuzzy friends can provide. Take part in celebrating National Teddy Bear Day by doing these activities with your kiddos
Arts & Crafts Activities
Materials: Paper plates, a stapler, brown markers (or paint), fork (if using paint), scraps of paper or construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick.
- Start by adding brown paint or marker to make a brown bear head.
- Next, prepare your bear’s face. Cut two small circles out of one paper plate (you could also use cardstock) and staple them to the top of another paper plate to be the bear’s ears. The staples will be covered up by the paint.
- Once the bear and ears have been covered, cut out 2 pink circles to go in his ears, 2 black circles for eyes, a brown snout shape, and a black oval for his nose. Use a glue stick to attach them. Draw a little mouth.
- 5 Cups Rice Cereal
- 10 oz Package of Marshmallows
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- Package of Chocolate covered blueberries, raisins or even chocolate chips
This will make approximately 7 Teddy Bear Rice Krispie Treats
1.Make rice krispie treats in a shallow pan following normal instructions
2. Use 3 different sized circles (lids or cups work great) to create the head, ears and mouth of the bear themed dessert.
3. Combine the large circle with 2 small sized circles for the ears. Then add the medium sized circle for the mouth region.
4. Add two eyes and nose from your choice of berries raisins, chocolate chips, etc.