Teddy Bear Puppets: Have the children use brown lunch bags to make simple teddy bear hand puppets. Let them create faces on their puppets by gluing on scraps of construction paper and drawing with felt tip markers. Add two brown ear shapes to each puppet.
Bear Bounce: Place a small blanket on the floor with a teddy bear in the middle. Have two children each grab two corners of the blanket. Then let them have fun tossing and catching the bear with the blanket.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear:
As you recite the poem below, let the children pretend to be teddy bears and act out the movements.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, I love you!
Variation: Let the children use teddy bears as puppets to act out the movements.
Bear Cookies: Make or buy bear-shaped cookies. Let the children decorate the cookies with white frosting for polar bears, brown frosting for brown bears, black frosting for black bears, and black and white frosting for panda bears.