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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My daughter is always getting the days of the week mixed up so I’ve knocked up this cute little pin-board hanger to help her get to grips with it.

I chose to use elephants cos they’re pretty neat but naturally you can use anything. Also, the dry-wipe aspect of this chart can be used for a multitude of things such as re-useable sticker keepers for example, so feel free to take the basic idea and run with it!

What You Need:

  • 2 Sheets of coloured card
  • White Paper
  • Felt-Tip Pens
  • Elephant (or other) Cut-Out Template
  • Days of the Week List (see below)
  • Laminator
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Sticky Back Velcro
  • White Board Pen

How to Make the Chart:

  • Cut out 7 Elephants (or whatever you are using) and get your kids to colour them in

(Feel free to use this template from Little Birdie Secret – Click the image to open in a new window for a printable version.)

  • Add a day of the week to each one and laminate them, trimming the excess afterwards.

(Click the image to open a printable template you can cut out in a new window)

  • Then write on a piece of A4 card along the top; “Today is…”
  • Use one of your elephants to measure the size of the gap and underneath you can write “What Shall We Do?” – or something to that extent.

  • Laminate this sheet
  • Laminate another sheet of card that’s been cut in half (this is the piece you will “park” your spare elephants.

  • Using a hole punch and your string attach a hanging hook to the top and attach the two pieces of card together at the bottom.

Pop your sticky back velcro patches on the back of your elephants and the other sides one on the top sheet where the present day elephant will be fastened and six on the bottom piece of card for the rest.

Each day you can discuss with your child what day it is and try to identify the correct corresponding elephant which will then be stuck to the main piece of the card. You can then use a white board pen to write that day’s activities and plans. As the sheet is laminated you can wipe this clean for the next day.

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We’d love to see your own creations inspired by this post, send your photos to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

or add the Lily P Chic Facebook profile to your friends list, post your pictures and send us a note.

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