Just like the Squirrels, every child should have a teddy bear or equivalent. My daughter cannot be without her teddy bear who is imaginatively named Teddy Bear and both children love getting all the toys together for a teddy bear’s picnic. We tried out lots of other teddy bear activities, crafts and picnic recipes to gain our Teddy Bear Badges.
Here is a checklist of ideas to get your Teddy Bear Badge:
Make a Natural Teddy Bear
We learn from The Teddy Bear Badge that all bears need teddies bear too and the Squirrels make an unusual natural teddy bear for Beryl. Making natural sculptures in the garden is a fun activity at any time of year. Bugs and butterflies are easy to make and making a teddy bear could be an additional challenge.
Make some Picnic Food
Making special food for a picnic can be something for you to prepare yourself or get the kids involved. Either way here are some tasty, healthy treats that we have tried:
- 25 Picnic Ideas for Kids from My Fussy Eater – I have two fussy eaters so I’m always looking for ideas for healthy food that they will actually eat. There are a few recipes on here that were easy enough to make with the kids.
Teddy Bear Treats
There are lots of clever ideas on Pinterest for teddy bear treats.
We made up our own version using drop scones, chocolate spread, bananas and blueberries. I made the first few for the children, then they used the fruit to make their own patterns.
The Toucan Box Blog has a very similar recipe using peanut butter and toast. If you’re interested in signing up for a Toucan Box full of kids crafts and activities then use code LIONA-IF2U to get your first box half price (and I will get a half-price box too).
You could also try this book:
- Baking with Tiny Tots – We use this cookbook a lot and it has a recipe for some cute teddy bear cakes.
Have a Teddy Bears Picnic
A teddy bear’s picnic is a serious business in our house. The picnic blanket is laid and the chosen bears are arranged on it. Then plastic crockery must be set so that each bear has one. Once everything is just so the chaos can begin. Usually, there is an argument over whether the bears can have real tea and snacks. Pretend food is never good enough but luckily bears also like to eat grass.
Duggee and the Squirrels know exactly what you need to pack for your picnic. Here is the list:
- Teddy bears
Your teddy bear’s picnic is the perfect time to eat the tasty treats you prepared earlier. You can have your picnic at home in the garden or get your Big Day Out Badge at the same time. Don’t forget to introduce your teddy bears and feed them treats too.
Read a Teddy Bear Book
Beryl the bear in her cave reminds me of The Cave by Rob Hodgson. This book has the feel of the children’s books that were read to me as a child. A light-hearted story with a slightly dark undertone. It is an easy to read kid’s book and the children really like it. The reason this book fits well with The Teddy Bear Badge is a spoiler for the big reveal at the end of the book.
If there are any other books about teddy bears that I don’t know about please let me know in the comments.
We’ve tried and tested all of the books below:
Here are a couple of Hey Duggee activity books with teddy bear activities:
Here are some more activity books with teddy bear activities:
- Winnie-the-Pooh’s 50 Things to do Before You’re 5 3/4 – Have a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.