Ideas For A Teddy Bears Picnic
Grab your favourite cuddly bear as today is the official Teddy Bears Picnic Day. Inspired by the famous children’s song, pack your picnic basket and take your teddy on a fun outing. Did you know that teddy bears are named after the US President, Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was Teddy?
Teddy Bear Picnic Food Ideas
With a grown-up, raid the cupboards and fridge for some treats (or stop off at the supermarket). Food to pack in your picnic could include…
- Jam sandwiches
- Gummy bears
- Crunchie honeycomb chocolate bar
- Sausage rolls
- Porridge (make sure it’s the right temperature for Goldilocks!)
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Fresh fruit
- Juice and water
If you want to pack some food especially for teddy (that won’t leave any mess), play food is a great idea! It looks just like the real thing and is easy for little hands to hold. Be sure to stay hydrated if it’s hot and sunny outside!
If you’re more comfortable sitting on something rather than the ground, our Picnic Bench is perfectly sized for children and teddies to perch on.
Photo by RODNAE Productions
The popular “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” song is why teddy bear picnics exist, so why not have a sing along to some of the different versions? You can find lots of different versions on YouTube with different paces and melodies for singers of all ages and abilities.
Draw Your Bear
Photo by Sarah Dietz
Get your bear to sit very still as you perfect their ‘paw-trait’! Use an A4 piece of paper and start drawing the outline of your bear with colouring pens. Add a nice smell with some Scented Markers or bright pops of colour with some Magic Highlighters.
Start off by sketching the head then add the ears, arms, body and legs. Don’t forget to add the face and final details at the end!
Read A Book
Photo by Andy Kuzma
Set up a cosy reading space, grab your teddies and open your favourite teddy bear book. You may like some ‘beary’ fun reads such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Peace at Last and The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. For a super cool reading spot, we recommend setting up a teepee!
Bear Hide & Seek
With two or more seekers, hide teddies around the house (or garden if it’s sunny and dry) and see who can find the most bears. For super adventurous teddies that may end up in high places, make sure you have some binoculars handy!
Make Some Honeycomb
Photo by Ekaterina Belinskaya
Everyone knows that honey is a bear’s favourite treat, so little bakers can whip up their own easy-peasy honeycomb to snack on at home or on their teddy bears’ picnic. This Hokey Pokey honeycomb recipe is ideal!
Teddy Bear Facts
Photo by Marina Shatskikh
- The legendary bear Winnie the Pooh is based on a real-life bear named Winnipeg that lived at the London Zoological Garden. Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son would regularly visit here and Winnipeg became a favourite attraction for them
- The world’s biggest teddy bear was made in 2008 in the USA and was a 55ft 4 (16.8m) creation called C.T. Dreams
- The term “bear hug” was first used in 1846 around 60 years before the name ‘teddy bear’ was born