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International Teddy Bear Day

International Teddy Bear Day

The teddy bear is one of the most popular toys for children, and holds a special place in many adults’ hearts, too. The story behind the teddy bear goes like this:

Theodore Roosevelt was the President of the United States and refused to shoot a bear cub while he was hunting. The incident spread and a cartoon of the event was published in the Washington Post. A store owner in New York was inspired by the cartoon and he decided to create a new toy. He then sent a letter asking Mr Roosevelt if it would be possible for the new toy to be called “Teddy Bear.” The rest, as they say, was history!

Activity Ideas:

  • Make your own Teddy Bear with our activity – here
  • Enjoy a Teddy Bear Word Search puzzle – here
  • Host a Teddy Bear picnic and use our Picnics activity book – here