Teddy Bear Picnic Preschool Theme

Today is the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic!  Teddy bear picnics are a fun activity for young children…or really anyone.  A teddy bear picnic preschool theme is an easy theme to set up and makes a great end-of-the-year activity. You just need some teddy bear-themed food, activities, books, and, of course, your favorite teddy bear.  And don’t forget a big blanket.

You’ll find a free teddy bear picnic invitation printable, a teddy bear coloring page, and a printable teddy bear mask below.  Plus, we added some teddy bear-themed recipes. But first, what is a teddy bear picnic?  

What is a Teddy Bear Picnic?

The idea of a teddy bear picnic is believed to come from the song by the same name.  This song features a melody by American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. It has been recorded numerous times as a children’s song.

You can find many different YouTube videos of the teddy bear picnic song, but this one is our favorite.  It’s a short and sweet video version with fun animation.   

The Teddy Bears Picnic Song Video

Teddy Bear Picnic Song original – Anne Murray Lyrics

What To Do at a Teddy Bear Picnic?

Encourage your daycare kids to bring along their favorite bear and explain that on a special day every year, teddy bears have a picnic!  We have provided free teddy bear picnic invitations formatted just for daycares below.  Print them off and send them home with the kids.  We also included regular invitations for birthdays or special friends’ get-togethers.  Then, set up a blanket on the ground, either indoors or outdoors.  And have a picnic, either pretend or real.  Children can acquire several valuable skills through a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, such as communication/language skills, taking turns, and manners.

Teddy Bear Picnic Craft Ideas

Don’t go into the forest without a disguise. Make this super cute Teddy Bear Mask.

free bear mask printable

Or this Easy Bear Coloring Page

Teddy Bear Picnic Activities For Preschoolers

  • Walk to a park and set up a picnic
  • Read a teddy bear picnic storybook.
  • Sing the teddy bear picnic song or have a teddy bear picnic dance party
  • Watch a teddy bear-inspired movie

Basic Teddy Bear Picnic Food Ideas

  • Used a bear cookie cutter to make bear sandwiches
  • Teddy bear-shaped cookies (Teddy Grahams)
  • Veggies and dip
  • Fruit and dip

Teddy Bear Picnic Recipes

Homemade Gluten-Free Teddy Grahams (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

These adorable little bears will be gobbled up by little hands (and big ones, too!) This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, top-8 allergy-free, and even sugar-free and whole grain!

Beary Chocolate Brownie Bears

You gotta try these Beary Chocolate Brownie Bears.   They’re the fudgiest dense brownies with adorable chocolate bears on top.  You make these brownies are made in a cupcake pan, so they can easily be removed from the pan and stay fresh longer.

Cinnamon Bear Cookies

Here’s a super simple recipe for bear cookies.  They are lightly spiced and so cute.  Perfect for a teddy bear picnic. 


Banish boring buns.  You need to make these teddy bear buns for your next teddy bear picnic.  So unbelievably cute!  No special skills are required to make these adorable bears, just patience.

Free Teddy Bear Picnic Invitations

Daycare Printables

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