Top 10 Teddy Bear Games, Activities & Crafts For Kids

Most kids love teddy bears! What makes them great is how cuddly and soft they are. It instills responsibility and creativity in kids. Teddy bear games for kids can also teach them how to handle soft toys, care for them and look after them.

If you’re here because your preschooler or toddler loves teddy bears, look no further! We have compiled a list of games, crafts, and activities suitable for kids who love teddy bears. Scroll below to start learning about them and try them out with your kids!

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Top 10 Teddy Bear Games, Activities And Craft Ideas For Your Kids

Here are ten ways in which you can incorporate the teddy bear theme in your kid’s playtime:

1. Teddy Bear Hide And Seek:

  • To play the teddy bear hide and seek, one player will have to play the role of a bear and mark an area as the bear’s den.
  • Next, the bear will close its eyes and count a certain number while the other players hide.
  • Once the count is up, the bear will go and find the hiding players.
  • The players have to try and reach the bear’s den without being spotted.
  • The player who gets spotted first will be the bear in the next round. If all players reach the den safely, the kid who played the bear will have to repeat.

2. Find The Teddy Bear:

Teaddy bear paper cuts

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You Will Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft sticks

How To:

  1. Cut out bear shapes from the cardboard and glue the sticks at the back. Hide them in different places around the house.
  1. Ask your kids to find the teddy bears within a given amount of time. The kid who comes back with the highest number of teddy bears w
    ill be the winner. It is an interesting teddy bear games for kids of all ages.

protip_icon Did you know?
One of the most iconic teddy bears is Winnie-the-Pooh or Pooh Bear. This character was made by author A. A Milne in 1926.

3. Stick Teddy’s Nose:

You Will Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Pair of scissors
  • Marker pen
  • Brown paper
  • Drawing pin

How To:

  1. Cut out a teddy shape from the cardboard and make eyes with the marker.
  1. Draw a circle on the place where the teddy’s nose will be.
  1. Cut a round shape from the brown paper and push the drawing pin through it.
  1. Blindfold each kid by turn and ask them to pin the nose on the teddy. The kid who reaches the closest will win. This is a simple teddy bear game for children which helps them to develop their skills.

4. Pass The Teddy:

  • Ask all the kids to sit in a circle and hand one teddy bear to one child.
  • Start playing the music and ask the kids to pass the teddy from one to the other, just like the pass the parcel game.
  • Now pause the music in between and give a task to the kid who is holding the teddy. It could be anything such as dancing, reciting a poem, impromptu storytelling or anything that is appropriate to age.
  • The kid who stays until the end will be the winner.

5. Dress Up Teddy:

Dress up teddy

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  • Ask your kid to arrange a few items that will help them dress up their stuffed animal toy.
  • Your kid can arrange certain items such as doll clothes that will fit the teddy, headbands, flowers, caps, muffler or scarves and so on.
  • Once everything is in place, ask them to dress up the teddy for their pretend play.

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Ask your child to dress up their teddies in different themes. For example, they can make their bears a hospital patient by making them wear masks and band-aids. They can also make teddies look like a princess by making them wear tiaras or crochet hats.

6. Teddy Bear Race:

  • Ask all kids to stand with their teddy placed tight between their knees and stand in a line.
  • The kids have to run with the teddy between the knees.
  • The kid who reaches the finish line first will win.

Not just for racing, teddy bears can be great dance partners as well. Cristine Skog is an elementary school music teacher who loves using teddy bears as companions or friends to help kindergarten students transition into her class. These bears come in handy to help her students learn to dance and move to the beat of music. She writes, “After passing our (out) the teddy bears, we talk about movement. Just like kids – teddy bears need to move around and be active to feel good. First, we move our teddy bears to the beat by bouncing them on our laps. Then, we stand up and bounce them on our head, arms, knee, etc. From there, we move around the room. I have students jump, skip, walk, clap, etc. with their teddy bear friend. Sometimes, we even play freeze dance with them! I like using John Feierabend’s ‘Keeping the Beat’ CD because it has a variety of music on it (i).”

7. Teddy Bear Hugs:

Teddy bear hugs

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  • One kid will be the ‘it’ and will have to catch the others.
  • Once they catch a kid, ‘it’ will have to give the kid a big bear hug.
  • The kid who is caught will be the next ‘it.’

8. Teddy Bear Parade:

Teddy bear song

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  • Ask the kids to line up with their teddy bears.
  • Let them start marching and sing a teddy bear song, such as “we’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we’re not scared.”

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To make the game fun, kids can dress up their teddies and make “floats” for them using wagons or bigger toy trucks.

9. Teddy Honey Race:

  • Hand a small bowl of honey to every child. Ask them to sit with their teddy and start eating when you give the signal.
  • The child who finishes first will be the winner. It can be a fun, exciting and interesting teddy bear craft for kids.

10. Teddy Bear Tote:

Teddy bag

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You Will Need:

  • Paper bowl
  • Small lid
  • Pair of scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Black marker
  • Buttons

How To:

  1. Place the bowl on the construction paper and draw a circle. Cut it out.
  1. Cut two smaller circles using the lid and cut them out.
  1. Cut off a little portion from the top of the bowl that will be the opening in the tote.
  1. Glue the big circle on the open part of the bowl and the smaller ones on the top back to make ears.
  1. Use the ribbon to make the tote’s handle, the buttons to make the eyes and the marker to make the nose and mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I make an easy teddy bear with old clothes?

You can easily use your old or worn-out clothes to make a teddy bear. First, take a large-sized fabric and draw a teddy bear pattern on it. Now cut it out from the edges, fold and sew or glue the ends, leaving an open back. Now pick all the random pieces of clothing and stuff them inside the teddy bear fabric. Now close the open end by either sewing or using a glue gun.

2. How do I spend time with my teddy bear?

You can have a fun time with your teddy bear by having a tea party, reading a book, telling stories, dressing him up, or engaging in role-play games.

3. How can kids create their own teddy bear treasure hunt game?

You can create your own teddy bear treasure hunt game in a small outdoor space. Maake teddy bears using glue, craft sticks, and cardboard. Place them in the treasure hunt area. Every teddy will have a ‘clue’ or goodies. Children should find these clues in order to collect goodies and win the game.

4. What are some teddy bear-themed coloring or drawing activities for kids?

Children can draw scenes from a teddy bear story, color them, and compile them into an illustrative storybook. Ask them to draw natural things like grass, sky, flowers, and trees as they enjoy a picnic with their furry friend. You may also ask them to create their own teddy bear and color it as they wish.

5. What are some educational games that can be played with teddy bears to help teach children basic math concepts?

You may spread teddy bears in a room and ask your child to count their number. Now, ask them if you add or remove two more bears, what will the count be? This game can help teach them arithmetic. Another activity to improve measurement skills in children is lining bears to varying heights and asking the child to sort them as per their height.

Teddy bears are practically every baby’s first toy. These plush toys are soft and furry, and are ideal for cuddling with your kids. Apart from snuggling with them for comfort or hugging them to sleep, try some fun teddy bear games for kids and let them enjoy themselves. Activities such as a teddy bear costume party, a teddy bear parade, or a honey race on a teddy bear are super fun and can provide entertainment to children across all age groups and give shape to their imagination. And don’t forget to join in the fun and keep your kids accompanied.

Infographic: Top Teddy Bear Activities And Games

Teddies are soft and cuddly. They can offer children comfort, companionship, and possibilities for imaginative play. They can also provide a sense of security and companionship, especially for children who spend time away from their parents or caregivers. Almost every child has a teddy bear or two. If your child has a favorite teddy bear, check out this infographic for more ideas on teddy bear activities.

8 unique teddy bear games and activities (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • Teddy bear games foster responsibility in children by teaching them to handle their soft toys with care.
  • Popular teddy bear games include Hide and Seek, Find the Bear, and Sticky Teddy’s Nose.
  • Children of all ages can play these games and develop their skills, including creativity and problem-solving.
  • Other fun teddy bear games include Pass the Teddy, Dress Up Teddy, Teddy Race, Bear Hug, Teddy Parade, Honey Race, and Teddy Bear Tote.
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Erin DeCarlo is an avid crafter and greeting card business owner. Her expertise lies in creating handmade paper crafts and DIY home decor. She has sold handmade greeting cards and gifts on Etsy and in local stores over the last nine years. Now, she also runs a blog called Pattern and Paste to help others learn crafting tips and DIY...read full bio