A teddy bear picnic is a terrific party theme for young children. It's also a fun activity for a family.
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Things you need
- Art Sets
- Rubber Stamps
- Teddy Bear Fabrics
- Blank-inside Greeting Cards
- Crayola Crayons 48-packs
- Fresh Flowers
- Popsicle Sticks
- Children's Scissors
- Construction Paper
- Ink Pads
- Doll Clothes
- Plastic Tea Sets
- Teddy Bear Clothes
- Teddy Bears
- Rubber stamps
Decide who you'll invite to the picnic.
Design teddy bear-themed invitations by hand or with a computer program. Indicate that each invitee must bring a favorite teddy bear.
Send or hand-deliver the invitations to your guests.
Find a tablecloth or blanket to spread on the ground under a tree. A red-and-white checkered cloth is classic. You can also find teddy bear print fabric that works well.
Set places for each guest and teddy. Use a child's china tea set for the teddies and plastic plates and cups for the humans.
Collect wildflowers for a centerpiece and display them in the middle of the picnic cloth.
Make or buy cupcakes decorated with bears, or bake some bear-shaped cookies.
Mix up some lemonade or other beverage.
Create party favors. Doll clothes or hats make nice gifts for the teddies. Small throw pillows in teddy bear prints make lovely gifts for the humans.
Pick out a story about bears to read at the picnic.
Give prizes for the oldest bear, silliest bear, fanciest bear and so on. Be sure that each teddy will win a prize.
Plan a craft project such as making bear puppets by gluing bear cutouts on Popsicle sticks.
Welcome your guests and their bears when they arrive, and show them where to sit.
Pay a proper amount of attention to the bears since the picnic is for them, after all.
Play the song "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" and sing along.
Tips and warnings
- Plan this picnic just for your family or invite some of your child's friends.
- This party works best for preschool or kindergarten-aged children.