Bear Claws: this takes 1&1/2 refrigerated biscuits for each child. pat the first biscuit out, take the 1/2 biscuit and divide into three balls. add to first biscuit, to make the claws, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake.
The children in my preschool love bear milk and toast. We add a dash of cinnamon and a squirt of honey to our milk and stir and add cinnamon sugar to our toast for a “beary” good snack!
Received this great idea from Anita and Jamey. At the end of our Teddy Bear unit, we have a Teddy Bear Picnic. We eat hamburgers and hot dogs that the children make. The hot dogs are Vienna Sandwich cookies and licorice pieces that have red and yellow tube icing applied like ketchup and mustard. The hamburgers are two vanilla wafers, a chocolate covered smore cookie, (or a chocolate wafer) with green coconut and more red and yellow icing. We sit with our teddies on beach towels and listen to the song, “Teddy Bears Picnic”. Great culmination activity.
While studying the letter B and bears we make butter. Depending on the number of children, you will need 1-2 pints of cream. For 18 children I used 1 pint. Place in a clear plastic jar, leaving several inches for expansion. Then have the children sit in a circle. They each count to ten as a child shakes it. Pass, count/shake, pass, until the cream has turned to butter. Pour off the buttermilk and, if you wish, knead in a tiny bit of salt, for taste. We don’t add the salt. Then we spread this on brown bread that has been cut into the shape of a bear.
After reading the story of Goldilocks, have the children make porridge with you. All you need are quick oats, water and a little honey to mix in.