*Letter B > B
is for Bear
*Letter T > T
is for Teddy 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. There are two bear/teddy bear printable crafts
and learning activities. Have fun!
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 the 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 first craft is the Easy Shapes Bear/Teddy Head Craft (8 pieces)
be glued to a CD. The second craft is completed by doing the
first craft (head) and adding the body templates (5 additional
Note: For a smaller version of this craft - (body
fits a CD) - complete bear is 8 pieces visit here.
Recommendation: Complete the head craft first and the
learning activities suggested below. Proceed to assemble the
body after a break or on a separate day with a related activity.
Other alphabet printable materials
are provided in the materials column as well as links to related
Activity #1: Easy Shapes Bear Head (CD) Craft ( 8 pieces)
This craft was inspired by a circle
bear craft created by Leanne at DLTK Crafts for Kids a few
years earlier. DLTK's circle bear was one of the first crafts I
presented to my son around age 2 1/2 and we still treasure it as a
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 these crafts.
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.
Printing and assembly options for Bear Body
Options #1, #2, and #3 above all apply for template #2 (body)
Option #4 - Print black & white template #2. The large
circle for the body can be replaced with a small paper plate, paint
back of plate, wait to dry and assemble completed hear and remaining
Other decorations and ideas:
1. The center circle with face features can be glued to a CD.
2. Trace and cut pieces on fun foam or clean Styrofoam trays.
3. Tape a ribbon or string to back of head to use as decoration
4. Replace eye template with wiggly eyes and/or glue pom pom for
5. Tape head craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) or drinking
straw for a hand puppet.
6. Glue craft to lunch paper bag for a quick puppet.
7. Add any other decorations for different holidays: for
example, add a heart cut out for St. Valentine's.
8. Head craft alone can be glued to a folded /card stock for an
instant greeting card.
8. Write a message or add a picture to the back or small picture
in the bears body.
9. Write letter Bb (Bear) 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
Shape: Circle & Color
1. Identify the main shape for all pieces: the circle. 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.
Note: The body section has one circle and oval feet and
toes. These can be addressed separately when that portion of the
craft is done.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort the
circles by size. Have the children arrange the sorted circles
piles from smallest to largest.
2. Counting: Count how many circles 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.
Body: At your discretion skip the sorting, counting
activity for the body portion, or just do a count of the toes - 1 thru
8 on a different day
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
Visit the links to include alphabet activities.
* Letter B is for Bear
* Letter T is for Teddy
Animal Facts Activity (offline and online) Ages 3+
1. Make a mini-book with simple facts about bears and learn
2. Online jigsaw puzzle of a black bear > endangered animal
2. Online line resources to learn about bears
Visit the Mammals section: Bear
theme 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
head template can be glued to a CD
Bear | Teddy Bear Head Craft
Head Craft Template:
Black & White
Black & White
Alphabet printable materials:
*B is for Bear
*T is for Teddy Bear