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is for Bear
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Toys > Teddy Bears
During these activities
children can learn some basic facts about bears and/or a famous toy,
the teddy bear.
Visit this brief story of the teddy bear, an American treasure (and
loved the world over), named after the 26th U.S. President Theodore
A teddy bear theme is welcomed for almost every type of holiday or
special occasions throughout the year. One of the special
qualities of teddy bears is that they provide comfort to young and
young at heart, so this theme is also useful for providing
comfort in times of crisis: grief, loss, illness, or any stress
The printable craft for this activity is a smaller version of the
craft featured in this activity - 13 pieces, with an option to only
complete the head portion.
Other alphabet printable materials
are provided in the materials column as well as links to related
Activity #1: Easy Shapes Bear Craft ( 8 pieces)
NOTE: The body template can be glued to a CD.
Prepare an introduction for the theme, holiday or event and what
will be presented before starting the craft activities. A paper
puppet or nursery
rhyme activity can help get things started!
There are a number of ways to assemble and make this craft.
Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs.
Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
Printing and assembly options for Bear Head Craft
Option 1: Print color template #1, cut out,
conduct learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black & white template #1. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: Print black & white template #1 onto your choice of color craft paper
and color in sections desired, such as eye ball, inner ears, nose,
feet features). Cut out and proceed as above.
Other decorations and ideas:
1. The body circle template can be glued to a CD.
2. Tape a ribbon or string to back of head to use as decoration
or holiday ornament.
3. Replace eye template with wiggly eyes and/or glue pom pom for
4. Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick).
5. Add any other decorations for different holidays: for
example, add a heart cut out for St. Valentine's.
6. Glue to a folded paper or /card stock for an
instant greeting card.
7. Write a message or add a picture to the back or small picture
in the bears body.
8. Write letter Bb (Bear) or Tt (Teddy) in the body of the bear.
Learning Activities to conduct before
Bear Head Craft assembly:
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the
Shapes & Color
1. Identify the main shapes for all pieces: circles, ovals,
[arms have a close resemblance to the crescent shape, if you
prefer keep separate for this activity to avoid confusion). Discuss the colors, on the template
(browns) or the
colors chosen by the children to color the pieces. Some children
like to discuss the colors as they choose them while coloring or
painting the templates.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort the
shapes by size. Have the children arrange the sorted shapes in piles from smallest to largest.
2. Counting: Count how many shapes are in each pile/size
(include counting the eyes printed on the face circle). You may want to write
the numbers as you count on the blank side of the template to acquaint
the children with printed numbers.
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image of the
finished craft featured in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. After
completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while
conducting some of the activities below.
Alphabet lesson plan printable activities
Visit the link to include alphabet activities.
* Letter B is for Bear
* Letter T is for
Learn about Bears:
Animals facts and online resources
Visit the Wild Animal: Bear
Section or Teddy
Bear Theme for various related activities: book/story time
activity, online activities, or nursery rhyme, etc. These
activities can also be conducted as follow up and reinforcement
of letter b and expand learning skills.
Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Activity
or Teddy Bear Craft (Small)
Body can be glued to
Bear or Bear Craft
Black & White
Alphabet printable activities:
is for Bear
*T is for Teddy