Pumpkin Teddy Bear Craft Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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Theme 1 > Teddy Bears or Bears

During these activities children can learn some basic facts about bears and/or a famous toy, the teddy bear.  This particular bear is dressed up as a pumpkin for a costume party, so it is suitable for a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Autumn or Harvest theme.

Teddy Bear Background:
Visit the link above for a brief story of the teddy bear, an American treasure (and loved the world over), named after the 26th U.S. President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.

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 related situation.

Other alphabet printable materials are provided in the materials column as well as links to related activities.

Theme 2 > Pumpkins and Jack-o'-Lanterns
Review the theme for lesson plans and printable activities to incorporate with this craft.

Activity 1:  Pumpkin Bear or Teddy Bear Craft ( 9 pieces) Ages 2+  

Prepare an introduction for the theme, holiday or event and what will be presented before starting the craft activities:  such as a harvest, nutrition: vegetable/pumpkin or Halloween theme.  A nursery rhyme activity can help get things started!

Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs.  Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:

Printing and assembly options for Bear or Teddy Craft
Option 1:  Print color template, cut out, conduct your choice of learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2:  Print black & white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first,  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 the nose.
4.  Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick).
5. Glue to a folded paper or /card stock for an instant greeting card.
6.  Write a greeting message or add a picture to the back or small picture in the bears body.
7.  Write letter Bb (Bear) or Tt (Teddy) in the body of the bear.
8.  Halloween: Glue the craft to a standard small shopping bag or lunch paper bag and add a handle made with construction paper (double or triple folded), for an instant trick or treat bag.
9.  Make a handprint wreath and add the teddy to the bottom for a finishing touch.

Learning Activities to conduct before Bear Head Craft assembly:
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the children.

Shapes & Color Activity:

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 (light browns, green, orange) 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.

Numbers/Pre-Math Activities:
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.

1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing:  Have the children sort those templates that have specific 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.

Assembly procedure suggestions:
1. Assemble head pieces - ears to head (in front or behind the template.
1. Body Circle (glue to CD if desired)
2. Feet & arms
3. Leaves collar
4. Glue head over white area of leaves collar.

After completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while conducting some of the activities below.

Alphabet Activities and related themes
You can present your choice of these lesson plan printable activities and related themes.  Links to these topics in the themes column.
Letter B is for Bear: mammals > forest 

Letter P is Pumpkin: plants > nutrition > autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving

Letter T is for Teddy bear: toys

Learn about Bears: Animal Facts Activity (offline and online)
1.  Animal Alphabet Poster or
Flashcard or make a mini-book 
2.  Online resources to learn about bears ( Pre-K and older)

Literature Activity:  
Include a book related to teddy bears or bears as a possible activity.  View book and online story options in the Bear Section or Teddy Bear Theme links.

 Pumpkin Bear or Teddy Bear Craft
pumpkin bear of teddy bear craft

illustration only
templates below


Black & White

Alphabet Printable Activities
letter b bear printable activities
Letter B Bear

letter p pumpkin printable activities
Letter P Pumpkin

letter t teddy bear printable activiies
Letter T Teddy Bear