Happy Teddy Bear Day!
Have You Hugged Your Teddy Bear Today?
September 9th is Teddy Bear Day! Celebrate it with your favorite Teddy Bear! We have some resources and activities to help you make its day a bit more special.
Important Notice: Teddy Bear Day is NOT an official holiday. Your teddy bear does not get the day off. He still has to do his job and be loveable and cuddlesome.
The teddy bear was invented by a German woman with polio. Her name was Margarete Steiff. She got polio when she was a little girl and had to use a wheel chair. She was blessed, however, with an innovative and creative mind. She worked as a seamstress sewing clothes, but started making pin cushions shaped like animals. Her little animals became quite popular, and she started making more and more toys including the little bear. I do have to ask, however, please don't stick your bear with pins, unless it's made for just that.
Mix-and-Match Teddy Bear Dress Up:
Change the teddy bear's clothes. You can print out the teddy bear once you're finished dressing it.