*Letter B >
B is for Bear
> P is for Pumpkin
> T is for Teddy bear
Animals > Mammals
> Forest >
Colors > Light Brown, Orange, Green
Pumpkin Teddy or Bear Craft
Holidays and Events
*Sept. 9th > Teddy Bear Day
*Oct. 31st > Halloween
*Nov. > Thanksgiving
Shapes > Circles, Ovals (Crescent-
Numbers > Counting, Sizing, Sorting
* Nutrition > Vegetables
* Seasons > Autumn
Toys > Teddy Bear
Theme 1 > Teddy Bears or
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.
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
Other alphabet printable materials
are provided in the materials column as well as links to related
Theme 2 > Pumpkins
Review the theme for lesson plans and printable activities to
incorporate with this craft.
Activity #1: Pumpkin Bear or Teddy Bear Craft ( 9 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: such as
a harvest, nutrition: vegetable/pumpkin or Halloween theme. A paper
puppet or 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
Printing and assembly options for Bear or Teddy Craft
Option 1: Print color template
#1, cut out,
conduct your choice of learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black & white template
#1. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
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. 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.
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
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
(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.
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.
1. Assemble head pieces - ears to head (in front or behind the
1. Body Circle (glue to CD if desired)
2. Feet & arms
3. Leaves collar
4. Glue head over white area of leaves collar.
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
Letter B is for Bear:
mammals > forest
is Pumpkin: plants > nutrition > autumn, Halloween or
Letter T is for Teddy
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)
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.
or Teddy Bear Craft (Small)
Body can be glued to
Bear or Bear Pumpkin Craft
& White template
Animal Alphabet Poster or