This week we are having a great time with the Teddy Bear unit from Funshine Express. They have tons of fun ideas, activities, and crafts to accompany the theme.
The book of the month has become one of my favorites. It is a take off Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around. But, it adds in math ideas like finishing patterns, counting bears, more and less, etc…
We used the included counting bear cards to practice those and other math concepts. The kiddos absolutely love it!
Of course all that bear’y fun lead to a game of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear. Luckily, Funshine was prepared and provided us with a great Mother Goose poster.
We have had many cute crafts and next week will be filled with more. I want to share with you a variation that we did with one of the activities.
Included in this months freebies was a template for making bear lacing cards. Grab it Here!
Instead of making paper lacing cards, I decided to let them make felt Teddy Bears. They turned out super cute and the kiddos got cutting, tracing, and painting practice.
First, I had the kids cut out the templates and trace it onto a sheet of felt.
Then, I helped them cut out a front and a back from the traced felt.
After they had cut it out, they used fabric paint to paint the from of their bear.
I then sewed or hot glued the two sides together. They then stuffed them full of stuffing and stitched or glued the bottoms shut making a great little Teddy Bear friend!
Next week we start our wee off with “The Three Little Bears” followed by more Bear’y fun!