Teddy Bears Picnic!

Counting from an early age… 1 to 5 using visual and rhyming references…

My youngest is only just one year old and she reacts really well to rhymes, we made a “wall” for our teddies to sit on so we can sing along, at the Children’s Centre a few weeks ago and she really enjoys when we play with it together

What You Need:

  • 5 Teddy Bear Cut-Outs
  • Sheets of Coloured Card
  • Felt Tip Pens, Colouring Pencils, Wax Crayons or Paint etc
  • Laminator
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Relevant Rhyme Print-out

First you will need to cut out 5 Teddy Bears and let your kids colour them in.

Feel Free to use Any of These:

(Click on an image to open in a new printable window)

Next, laminate a sheet of red card with your rhyme cut out and glued on the back.

We used “Five Little Teddies” which is to be sung to the tune “Ten Green Bottles”

Five Little teddies
Five little teddies, sitting on a wall,
Five little teddies, sitting on a wall,
If one little teddy should accidentally fall…
There’ll be four little teddies sitting on the wall.
Four little teddies…
Three little teddies…
Two little teddies…
One little teddy, sitting on a wall,
One little teddy, sitting on a wall,
If this little teddy, should accidentally fall,
There’ll be no little teddies, sitting on the wall.

Of course you don’t have to use teddies – you can use anything you like…

I laminated a second piece of card in yellow with “brickwork” sketched on it – this piece was cut down to fit and then sellotaped onto my first piece leaving a slot for my teddies to sit it.

Once my teddies were all coloured in, I laminated them and trimmed the excess.

Here’s the original song with green bottles – we just changed the lyrics to suit our purposes:

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

One of my daughter’s favourite nursery rhymes is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, so today I thought it would be nice to make this cute little star mobile / hanger type thingy. We hung it up at her window at bedtime.

What You Need:

  • Paper
  • Felt Tip Pens
  • Laminator (Optional)
  • Hole Punch
  • String
  • Beads
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaner

Get your children to colour pieces of A4 paper with abstract designs (both sides), or alternatively you can print off the patterned pages below and get them to colour those in (click on the small image to open a printable version in a new window).

Once the pages are coloured in, lay on cut out star templates, draw around them and cut them out. You will need one big star and several smaller ones of varying sizes and styles. Click on the pictures below to open a printable version of the star templates in a new window.

Once you have your stars all cut out laminate them if you have access to a laminator (if not, just skip this part).

In the large star punch a hole at each point and for the smaller stars punch a hole in one of the points.

Build up your mobile with the large star at the top piece – use the pipe cleaner to form a hanging hook and attach the smaller stars to the larger one with string alternating with beads for a really pretty and unique piece.

I used gold string and metallic beads for a glitzy effect but you can embellish with sequins or introduce the element of sound with small bells that can be picked up from most haberdasher shops.

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We’d love to see your own star mobile hangers, send your photos to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

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