Friday, July 10th, Open Arms will celebrate National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Students will be able to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal from home and will have a class picnic outside (weather permitting). What a fun day!
The Origin of the Teddy Bear:
During the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals “Teddy Bears”. Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.
Teddy Bear Picnic Day is celebrated on July 10, 2020. Take your teddy bear and eat a meal outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view. Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people or a large get-together.
Step 1 – Choose a location. The location of the picnic can be anywhere.
Step 2 – Choose a date and time. Similarly to the locations, you need to make sure you choose a date that is good for everyone.
Step 3 – Invite your guests.
Step 4 – Get a picnic together.
Step 5 – Organize some games and activities.
Step 6 – Have fun.