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Alphabet
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*Letter BB  Bear
*Letter TT Teddy Bear

Animals > Mammals >
Forest > Bears

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Dec. 27th > Visit
the Zoo Day  >

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Seasons > Winter

 













This is a simple Christmas or winter season holiday craft of a bear or teddy bear.

Refer to the themes column for related learning activities and printable materials. 

One of the special qualities of teddy bears is that they provide comfort to the young and young at heart. 

Activity:  Christmas or Winter Bear Craft (5 pieces with message tag) Ages 2.5+

Prepare an introduction for the theme, holiday, story or event and what will be presented before starting the craft activities.

Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs.

Printing and assembly options for Bear Head Craft

Option 1
:  Print color template 1c, cut out, and proceed with assembly instructions below.

Option 2
:  Print black & white template 1b.  Color, paint or decorate first,  cut out, and proceed with assembly instructions below.

Option 3:
  Print black & white template 1ba (bear template only)  onto your choice of color craft paper and color in sections desired. Print accessories (hat, candy cane and tags) color template 2ca or black & white template 2bb Cut out, color, decorate and proceed with assembly instructions below.  

Option 4 for Large Groups: (8 children or more)
  • Print black & white template 1ba (bear templates only) on white or onto your choice of color craft paper.
  • Choose accessories templates with hats, candy canes & message tags in color (3ca, 4ca, 5ca) or black & white (3bb, 4bb, 5bb)


Craft Assembly:

Show the small image of the finished craft briefly (featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces.  

Note:  Start the landscape background  first before starting the craft to allow the paint to dry.

  • Glue bear's head to body.
  • Glue winter hat to bear's head.  Optional:  paste some cotton balls or batting to hat border and ball tip.
  • Glue candy cane and optional message tag.  The tags are blank to write a short greeting:  Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, etc.

Other decorations and ideas:
  
1 > Make a winter landscape (Ages 4+) 

Materials:  1 piece of standard construction paper, white or beige. crayons (brown) or oil pastels, water colors (light blue and white, brushes or sponges.  Cotton or torn white tissue paper.  Optional a little salt or glitter

Steps and instructions for making landscape:  Children 4 and older

  • Ask the children to draw a simple tree with bare branches.  Make a quick demonstration with the crayon or pastel on the left side of the paper.  Drawing with the crayon will create a resist effect when the watercolor is applied.  Comment on why this happens:  the wax or oil in the crayon/pastel resists the water (will not mix with) based paint.
  • Mix a little blue and white water color or watered down tempera to make a light blue shade. Encourage children to sponge or use wide brushes to paint over the tree and the entire page.
  • While the paint is still wet sprinkle with a little salt to create texture.  Set the page aside to dry and proceed to make the bear craft or other activity.
  • When the page is fairly dry, place some rolled tape on the back of the bear (masking tape works well) and paste to landscape next to the tree.  The bear will raise slightly above the paper.
  • Apply some glue on the bottom and in some of the branches in the landscape.  Children can glue torn white tissue paper or divided cotton balls or cotton batting for a snow effect.
  • Children can draw in other elements:  a simple bird, or provide winter stickers like snowflakes and glitter glue.

    The landscape craft can be used as a large greeting card or as a cover for a holiday scrapbook.
  • Optional:  Frame the landscape.  Cut  3/4"  strips of construction paper the length and width of the landscape paper.  Older children can also experiment by using textured scissors to make the frame more interesting or color a design on the frame after gluing it.

2Ornament:  Tape a ribbon, string or yarn to back of the finished craft to use as a decoration or Christmas tree ornament.  Decorate plain gift bags.  Add a magnet to place on an appliance or metal surface.

3  Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a hand puppet.

4Write letter Bb (Bear) or Tt (Teddy) in the body of the bear.

Activity:  Alphabet printable activities for >  Letter B Bear or Letter T Teddy bear

Activity:  Learn about Bears
This lesson plan includes: 
1.  Bear facts activity > printable mini-book and learn letter B
2.  Online resources about bears.
3.  Online jigsaw puzzle

 

Christmas or Winter Season 
Bear or Teddy  Ornament Craft
 


Winter Landscape Craft illustration

Teddy Bear or Bear Craft Templates
1 craft
Option 1 color > 1c
Option 2 B/W > 1b

Option 3
Bear black & white 1ba
Print on solid color
Accessories
 *Color 2ca
*B/W 2bb

Large Groups:
Bear black & white 1ba  
Accessories
in color:
*3ca (8 hats)
*4ca (8 candy canes)
*5ca (6 message tags) 

Accessories
black & white:
*3bb (8 hats)
*4bb (8 candy canes)
*5bb (6 labels)

Alphabet printable activities for:
Letter B Bear

Letter T Teddy bear







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