Teddy Bear Picnic

“If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain,
Because today’s the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.”

-Anne Murray


Having a teddy bear picnic is one of my favorite activities during my picnic theme. The kiddos get to bring their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to school, we set out a big blanket inside and we make a classroom trail mix!

A week before our picnic, I sent out an email asking parents to bring in their child’s favorite trail mix ingredient. We got quite a few M & M’s and chocolate chips – not that this chocoholic is complaining 😉 We also mixed in some goldfish, craisins, popcorn, graham bunnies, a few different cereals, and some fun star shaped marshmallows. I added a few gummy bears to the mix as well.


After we made the trail mix, we sat on our blanket with our bears and I read this version of Teddy Bear Picnic: 20160527_112030.jpg

After I read the story, the kiddos got their bowl of trail mix and started eating with their teddies. The version of the book I read also came with a CD, so as we enjoyed our snack, we listened to the song.


Ever year, I find it very interesting to watch the kiddos eat their trail mix. Some pick out all their favorite things first, some save their favorites for last, and some just eat whatever they find in their hand from their bowl. I’m in the “save the best for last” crowd. How do you eat you trail mix? 🙂



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