Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9: Teddy Bear Day

image from themontclarion.org

You can expand this day to celebrate stuffed animals in general. Have you ever had a pet sharing day in your program? Why not have a stuffed animal sharing day?

Suggestions:

  1. Children can bring in their stuffed animals and share them in show-and-tell fashion.
  2. For a fun game, take pictures of children’s stuffed animals and post them on a bulletin board. Let kids guess who they belong to. You could also have the kids put the actual stuffed animals on a table and let kids guess which animal belongs to which child.
  3. Create an “About Me” board where instead of offering information about a child, you have information about the child’s stuffed animal. Be silly. Include name, birthdays, the stuffed animal’s family members, interests, etc.

Check out the full September calendar to see the month at a glance as well as floating holidays, specialty weeks, and themes for the month.

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