Suggested #Family #Activity for Wednesday, September 9

Today is National Teddy Bear 🧸 Day. Did you know the teddy bears we all know and love have their roots in our state of Mississippi? While on a hunting trip in the Mississippi Delta in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub. A newspaper artist drew a cartoon to make fun of him but it didn’t work. The Teddy Bear 🧸 soon became children’s most favorite toy. Some famous teddy bears include Fozzie from the Muppets, Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh and the Care Bears.

To celebrate National Teddy Bear Day, think about a special teddy bear you have or had. You could have a Teddy Bear Tea Party or a Teddy Bear Picnic with your teddy bears and all their other stuffed animal friends. During this COVID-19 pandemic, some people have been putting teddy bears in their windows, on their porches or on mailboxes so that children driving away town can look for them. You could also give a teddy bear to someone who might need one to love 💗 – maybe a friend or a neighbor. You could also donate teddy bears to a local group to give to children who need them. Some police and fire departments keep teddy bears🧸 to give to scared children.

If you like to color, you can print out the official National Teddy Bear coloring page at this link: https://n7jmr7muhj-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Teddy-Bear-coloring-page.pdf.

See previous Family Activities on our website at https://nereg.lib.ms.us/family-activities