Teddy Bear Tea Party
Knowing that Christmas and winter related activities will be filling up our schedule for the next few months I wanted to do something different, so this week we had loads of fun doing bear activities and crafts ending with a little tea party.
Our first craft is this cute teddy. I cut the bears out of cardboard from the recycling box and clothes from scraps/old clothes. The kids glued on the clothes and some buttons. I added the eyes, a felt nose and a mouth. The bears are so cute and great for pretend play or putting on a little show.
Colour Matching Bears
This activity is very easy to set up and a fun way to get the kids working on their colours. I quickly drew three teddies and cut out three blankies with matching hats. The kids glued the corresponding squares and triangles for each teddy.
Teddy Tea Party
Lastly we had a teddy tea party. For the table I used some shoe boxes with little blankies as the table clothes and the children collected the dishes from our play kitchen. It was fun for the kids to set the table, giving each teddy a plate, cup and cutlery. We all fed our teddy’s pretend snacks and tea.
We finished our Teddy party with a circle time including some fun finger plays and songs which I learnt at my local early years centre.
Have the kids dance round the room with their bears to the following song;
1 2 3 1 2 3 Waltzing with bears
1 2 3 1 2 3 Dance round the chairs
1 2 3 1 2 3 That’s what we’ll do
1 2 3 1 2 3 Waltzing with you
1 2 3 1 2 3 Waltz round the room
1 2 3 1 2 3 Dance round the moon
1 2 3 1 2 3 Glide past the stars
1 2 3 1 2 3 Waltzing to Mars
This is another fun one for the children to follow along;
Teddy bear teddy bear turn around
teddy bear teddy bear touch the ground
teddy bear teddy bear show your shoe
teddy bear teddy bear that will do
teddy bear teddy bear touch your nose
teddy bear teddy bear touch your toes
teddy bear teddy bear shut the door
teddy bear teddy bear count to four
teddy bear teddy bear climb the stairs
teddy bear teddy bear comb your hair
teddy bear teddy bear turn out the light
teddy bear teddy bear say goodnight