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Did you know that November 16th is Have a Party with Your Bear Day? And can you imagine a better way for your preschoolers to spend a rainy afternoon than having a party with their friends and teddy bears?
Have a Party with Your Bear Day
Send Out Invitations
First decide how large you want your Bear Day Party to be. You can invite all the children you know to show up with their teddy bears. But it’s also perfectly okay to have a simple Bear Day Party with only your preschoolers and their bears.
Next decorate your Bear Day Invitations with teddy bear stamps and send them out to your guests. Write down the day, time, and place you’ll be holding your party. And don’t forget to include an invitation for the teddy bears!
Decorate the House
Decorate your house before your guests arrive, even if it’s simply all the teddy bears in the house. Blow up balloons, hang streamers, and set up teddy bears in all the corners. Pull out toy tea sets for bears to sit and drink tea together. Have blocks in the corner so the teddy bears can build towers.
Let your preschoolers take charge of the decorations and remind them that simple goes a long way. And balloons are always fun at a party!
Turn on Music
Turn the radio onto your favorite music station or put your preschoolers favorite CD on to play. Preschoolers and their teddy bears love to dance to music.
You can also pull out musical instruments for the kids to create their own music. Tambourines, triangles, and kazoos are always fun and noisy enough to keep the preschoolers entertained for quite a while.
Remember to have a few scarves for the kids to wave as they dance to the music.
Play Pin the Nose on the Teddy Bear
Draw a giant teddy bear on a large sheet of paper. Leave off the teddy bear’s nose however. Next draw and cut out noses. You can use a different color for each child. Or you can use the same color and write the children’s names on the noses.
Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and see who can pin the nose on the teddy bear! Oh and I usually use tape rather than a pin on the noses.
Enjoy watching the silly places a nose gets attached to the bear!
Read About the First Teddy Bear
As the children settle down from the excitement of their Bear Party, have the kids curl up with their teddy bears. Read the Legend of the Teddy Bear to the kids.
The Legend of the Teddy Bear is a delightful story about the very first teddy bear ever made. You’re introduced to the Teddy Roosevelt and the bear which inspired the creation of the teddy bear.
The story about the first teddy bear is the perfect way to wind down your preschoolers’ teddy bear party!
Will you be hosting a Teddy Bear Party this year?