If you go out in the woods today…. you’re in for a big surprise! Today is the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic… And today is the day we do some Teddy Bear Picnic Writing Prompts! One of my favorite memories as a child was having a teddy bear picnic in my preschool classroom. It is such a fun experience to bring your favorite lovey to school.
Teddy Bear Picnic Writing Prompts
The first thing I would do is read the book Teddy Bear Picnic by David Grisman and Jerry Garcia (of the Grateful Dead).
Here is a video of Jerry Garcia singing the Teddy Bear’s Picnic song on youtube! After reading the book you can play the song and then work on practicing and singing together the song.
On the day of the Teddy Bear Picnic make sure you have some extra teddy bears in case a child forgets to bring one. You could also have students share bears for the day.
The day the children bring in their teddy bears the students will leave them at their desks before going out to recess (or elsewhere). When the children return to the classroom the bears will be missing/hidden! The students will need to look for the bears using their binoculars! They better dress in disguise while they go look for the bears…(wear your mask or bear hat!) Once the bears are found, the students have a snack with their bears. (They could have teddy grahams and gummy bears) They can also do a craft together, and a writing prompt. (All these things are included below).
Another idea is that instead of having Teddy Bear Picnic Activities for Kindergarten, you could do a Teddy Bear Sleepover! (OR, you could have both a picnic and a sleepover). After the picnic is over, you could read the story A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse) by Bonnie Becker. This book is about a Bear and a Mouse who go to have a sleepover together but then become frightened and they each keep up the other (until they eventually fall asleep).
After spending the day at the picnic there could be a teddy bear sleepover! The children have to be okay with leaving their teddy bears at school but once the children leave for the night, the teddy bears get into mischief! They will be found in the morning having done different activities in the room. The students will be absolutely delighted when they arrive in the morning to find what their bear had done overnight! This creates another opportunity for a writing prompt!
A teddy bear picnic and/or Teddy Bear sleepover are a fun way to help reinforce learning in the classroom. Here is what your Teddy Bear Picnic Writing Prompts look like…(there are 8 pages in all)
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Here are some other fun Teddy Bear Picnic ideas…
Teddy Bear Picnic Activities for Kindergarten
Invitations for a Teddy Bear Picnic
Do you want to make a teddy bear?
Teddy Bear Picnic Coloring Pages
Teddy Bear Picnic Writing Prompts
Teddy Bear Picnic Party games
Teddy Bear Picnic Mask/Hat
Teddy Bear Picnic Colof-by-Letter/ Color by Sight Word Pages
Brown Bear Brown Bear Lesson
Teddy Bear Bulletin Board Ideas
Teddy Bear Picnic Bear Craft/Book
To go along with the Teddy Bear Picnic, you may enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic Set.