“Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around. Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.” This tune sounds melodic when listening, but it was even more fun when actual teddy bears came to join us for our picnic at First Grammar Toongabbie.
Recently we have observed children engaging in pretend picnic play using rocks and pebbles. To extend on children’s interest in picnics, we organised a special teddy bear picnic on the 18th of February. There was great excitement as children arrived with their teddies; some with names and others who simply like to be called teddy. Some teddies were big and some were small.
As described in EYLF outcome 5: “Experiences in early childhood settings build on range of experiences with language, literacy and numeracy that children have within their families and communities”.
We were all then eager to find a spot to sit with our teddies on the parachute where we enjoyed a picnic lunch. Miss Gita cooked yummy sandwiches for our lunch which we shared with our teddy bears.
We all had a fun day. In fact, I don’t know who had the most fun; the children or the teddies!