Last week, at Micah's preschool we had a bear/Pooh party to celebrate A. A. Milne's birthday and it was also 'B' week as well. So all the kids dressed in bear colors and we had a Bear party. I made these fun bear sandwiches. To make I simply cut the crust off the sandwich bread and rolled it flat with a rolling pin. Then I put either pb&j or ham and cheese then cut with a bear shaped cookie cutter. With my small cookie cutter I was able to get 2 bears out of each sandwich. Then the fun part is I bought some edible writers and made faces on each bear. They were a big hit. Other parents brought berries and honey and of course there were Teddy Grahams.
We also had a bear craft which I brought. After thinking of what to do for a few days I remembered this lizard craft that Z did and how the original toy like this was a bear (I had one as a kid). I thought it would be fun for the kids to make then get to play with at home.
To make these I used a my giant bear cookie cutter and traced the image onto poster board (if not making these in bulk, you can use an empty cereal box like we usually would do). I cut out all the bears and cut pieces of straws to the length to hide behind each arm. The red yarn was cut about 3 ft long. I gave the bears to each kid and let them color them how they saw fit. Then I brought adhesive googly eyes for fun.
Then hang your bear and watch him climb!