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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

No matter how old you are you are never too old to go out and have a picnic. We love days like this when you get a reason to have a picnic. Kids of all ages love to have picnics and plan for picnics. Today, grab your favorite Teddy Bear, sit down with ice tea, sandwiches and a dessert to your liking and have a Teddy Bear Picnic. This is great fun.

We had so much fun doing this. We created a beautiful picnic for Lauren and her bears. In preparation for this day Lauren chose material from our local fabric store. We then came home and made her a festive dress for the picnic that she absolutely loved! She also took the time to dress her bears for the picnic. We chose a really fun spot at our local state park to do this. We wanted it to seem like we were in the woods for our Teddy Bear Picnic because Lauren has been singing the first line of Teddy Bear’s picnic song.


Before we left for the park we placed serving bowls with everything needed for each place setting in a cloth napkin and tied these together. We then placed a drinking straw through the top and then just for a little extra we added a metal flower in the middle of it. Using a bear shaped cookie cutter we cut peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When we arrived at the park we chose a picnic table that was by itself in the middle of a wooded area. As our centerpiece we placed the bears in the middle of the table. This was as if they were joining in our fun. We placed each picnic wrapped lunch on matching placemats. When it was time to eat, each person untied their napkin to find all their goodies inside. We poured the ice tea, sang the teddy bear picnic song and enjoyed out day.


After we finished eating we created tiny teddy bears for our bears by making pompoms out of yarn and then using pipe cleaners for ears and eyes. This turned out to be really fun and funny. One of our bears looked more like a groundhog and another sort of turned out to be a space creature of some kind. We really had a lot of fun with this.


After our fabulous lunch and craft we all took a small hike down to a creek that was nearby.

This turned out to be such a cute and adorable day and Lauren really enjoyed it!



TEDDY BEAR's PICNIC SONG
To hear the music to this song click on this link

If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily dance about.
They love to play and shout.
And never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.


If you go out in the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely out in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.


For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic

CHORUS

Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play


Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic
CHORUS

Click HERE  to check out this site to find the lyrics to a whole array of songs you can sing with your teddy bear today

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