Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Teddy Bear Day - Learning Fun, Math, Games & a Picnic!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Teddy Bear Day - Learning Fun, Math, Games & a Picnic!

To conclude our Bear Theme we had a "Teddy Bear Day"! Afterall, you can NOT talk about bears and not include those lovable stuffed versions!

Here's a peek at all the fun we had learning & celebrating (Warning: we did A LOT!)

Teddy Bear Ordering & Measuring
(courtesy of Kinderplans.com <--printables)

Ever since our Dr. Seuss The Foot Book Measuring Activities the girls have been into measuring so I knew these cute bear cards would be a hit & I was right!

First, they put them in order from largest to smallest as a quick ordering activity.........



Then, we mixed them up again & the Lil Divas used Unifix Cubes to measure the length of each teddy bear


and write the number on the back of the card.

Finally, they measured real teddy bears - this was definitely the highlight of the measuring activity!


This was a great ordering (smalles to largest), estimating (they had to decide how many cubes they thought were needed for the length of each bear) measuring (they had to find the correct of number of unifix cubes needed to cover the length of each bear), couting (they counted the final number of cubes) & number writing (wrote the number for the corresponding cubes used) activity.

Letter Bb Hunt (courtesy of BeginningReading.com <--printable)

The Lil Divas had to identify/find all the letter Bb's and cover them with Bingo chips


Letter B Foam Puzzle (courtesy of foam letters template - unfortunately I did not save the original source - sorry! I am trying to locate it to give credit)


Teddy Bear Roll & Stamp Game (courtesy of pre-kpages.com <--printable)

We used fun Numbered Foam Dice to play. The Lil Divas would roll their dice, identify the number and stamp the corresponding bear using a Do-A-Dot Marker (they LOVE these & we use them often!).


Teddy Graham Math

I love using fun food/snacks as a manipulative. It really interests the kids and it's easy & fun to both find and use.

For this activity we used teddy graham cookies to count, sort & order teddy bears.

I used teddy bear cut-out cards (purchased from an educational store) and
1. wrote the numbers 1 thru 10 on them.
2. I mixed them up
3. The lil divas took turns turning over a card and identifying the number written on it
4. Then, they counted out the correct number of teddy grahams & placed them on the card
5. Finally, after all the cards were done they put them in order from #1 thru #10.



Teddy Bear Picnic

This was by far the FAVORITE activity of the day!

We gathered all the teddy bears that the girls wanted to invite to our picnic and set them up on a large blanket in the play room. The Lil Divas helped set up plates and food for each bear.



The Lil Divas got to enjoy some teddy grahams and juice during the picnic. We did this after lunch so they weren't hungry. I had planned on a picnic lunch with bear shaped sandwiches but we ate out with the hubby so I had to alter our menu :)


The Lil Divas played Three Hungry Bears - this is a file folder game found in this File Folder Games book that I had from when I was working in the classroom & it was perfect for today.

You sort the picnic food (small, medium & large) that belongs to each bear.



We played a Color Bears Matching/Memory Game (courtesy of ABCTeach.com)


Gummy Bear Math FUN (all printables for this activity are courtesy of Lily and Oak Blog - I was super excited to stumble across her awesome printables because I was going to make some myself & she did a much better job than I would have been able to accomplish. She also had some ideas that I never thought of & everything was a huge hit!)

Gummy Bear Graphing



Gummy Bear Patterning


* We ran out of certain colors due to the Lil Divas munching on the manipulatives so we made our own patterns at the bottom based on the colors we had left :)



Gummy Bear Addition & Subtraction



Book:

Teddy Bear's Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy

Overall. it was a fun day and the perfect way to end our Bear Theme! Hope you enjoyed our theme along with us!

Don't forget to check out ALL of our Bear Activities HERE (brown bear, polar bear & panda bear)

Bern

**I have linked this to Tot Tuesdays and Show & Tell  **

11 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are great ideas... I might have to use some of them for my younger ones. :) I'm not a hands-on person myself and so I admit that I'm not very good at coming up with ideas like this for them. Thanks for helping me out!

    Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop.

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  2. speechless.
    I just toss my little ones out in the yard :)
    Seriously, great work!!!!!! I'm stealing a few of these, BTW.

    Thanks for riding the train today!
    The Survival Mama

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  4. Tons of fun ideas!! I really love the picnic.

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    these are really great ideas, i might have to try them later on

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  6. I love all of your ideas you have shared and I can't wait to use some of them when I teach my next "Teddy Bear Picnic Unit" with my preschool class. I have a lot of fun free educational printables that I have made on my blog that you might like to use with your girls.
    Take care,
    Shauna
    http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/

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  7. I have to say your girls really are cute... love all their smiles! And yet another wonderful set of beary activities! Brilliant! What is not to love!

    Thanks again for linking to Red Ted Art!

    Maggy

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  8. Confessions of a Homeschooler has similar letter templates on her site for download http://confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com/2009/09/magnetic-alphabet-builders.html
    Love the site BTW keep up the fun work!

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  9. Hey, Really great work, I would like to join your blog anyway so please continue sharing with us,

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