It all started one winter morning when we had some toy animals added to our building blocks. We began talking about where animals might live, what they might eat and where they might sleep?
While we were brainstorming some great ideas and thoughts, the topic of special interest was the bears! (We had also learned about winter animals earlier on as well).
“I have a teddy bear!” said one friend. “Me too!” said another with excitement. This eventually lead us to enjoying a week exploring bears/teddy bears and ending our week with a special pajama day with stuffed animals and iced teddy cookies!
Let’s take a look…
Above was our Teddy Bear Bean Bag Rock!
Are You Sleeping? (Tune: Frere Jacques)
Are you sleeping (x2)
Daddy bear (x2)
Morning bells are ringing (x2)
Ding, dang, dong.
You can add in mommy bear, brother bear, sister bear, baby bear, and teddy bear.
Recipe for Teddy Bear Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups Sweetcream Salted Butter (softened)
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 6 cups Flour
1 Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until well mixed.
2 Add vanilla and eggs, mix well.
3 Add baking powder, mix well.
4 Incorporate flour two cups at a time until well blended.
5 Do not chill cookie dough, roll out with rolling pin and use cookie cutters to create desired shape.
6 Bake in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes depending on cookie size. Bake only until the bottoms of the cookies get a golden brown.
We ended our pajama day by heading out into the snow, just like polar bears.
Stay tuned for more fun coming shortly,
Julie and Carmen