Hosting a teddy bear picnic with friends is a must in childhood. Here’s how to make a teddy bear picnic dessert using rice cereal and marshmallows and the help of your child. Create an adorable teddy bear themed snack inspired by the Corduroy book that your child and friends will have so much fun making together.
The Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring the book Corduroy for the month of April.
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Teddy Bear Picnic Dessert
To host a Teddy Bear Picnic is super easy. Grab a comfy blanket or sheet and your favorite Teddy Bear and a few favorite books and head outside to the yard or even a park. One thing to be sure to include in your fun is a few special snacks for your teddy bear picnic. For our teddy bear picnic we wanted a teddy bear picnic dessert and decided to create teddy bear shaped rice krispie treats. They are such an easy snack for kids.
Before we started we read the story Corduroy. The Corduroy Book by author Don Freeman is one of my childhood favorites. Do you remember the adorable bear on the department store shelf who’s waiting for someone to buy him and bring him home. Creating a special friendship with a stuff animal can be so much fun for our little ones.
- 5 Cups Rice Cereal
- 10 oz Package of Marshmallows
- 4 Tablesppons Butter
- Package of Chocolate covered blueberries, raisins or even chocolate chips
* This will make approximately 7 Teddy Bear Rice Krispie Treats
For this recipe it’s a lot of fun to give your child the responsibility to make it, it’s pretty easy to make and helps to build their confidence in the kitchen. Just be there are their helper, trust me they will love this role. A bear can be made with just a few different sized circles, so easy. You could also create a special missing button too with the same circle concepts.
1. Combine the marshmallow and butter and melt in the microwave. Be sure to mix the marshmallow each minute or less for best results. Plus allow for expansion in the container that you choose (trust me on this one, wink)
2. Encourage your child to measure out 5 cups of the rice cereal and then poor into the baking dish or bowl.
3. One the marshmallow and butter combination has melted mix with the measured out cereal to coat all of the cereal. This gets a little sticky but is super fun to do with the kids.
4. Then press out the combined mixture into a large baking dish.
5. Place in a cool place to quickly set the rice cereal and marshmallow mixture. It’s a lot easier to do the final steps in this recipe when working with cold ingredients.
6. Use 3 different sized circles to create the head, ears and mouth of the bear themed dessert. We used recycled and washed lids to make our ears and nose. The bigger circle we just grabbed a small cup.
7. Combine the large circle with 2 small sized circles for the ears. Then add the medium sized circle for the mouth region.
8. Add two eyes, we used chocolate covered blueberries since bears love berries! Place them above the circle for the mouth.
9. Then add one chocolate piece for the nose on top of the medium sized circle to be a bear.
10. Enjoy with your friends. It’s a one of a kind Teddy Bear Picnic dessert that’s sure to be a big hit!
We took our treats outside for a teddy bear picnic. We set up a special tea set for a little tea party too with our bear friends. We even sang a few Teddy Bear Songs.
- My Teddy Bear from Simple Songs
- Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Song
- Teddy Bear Picnic Song
- Going on a Bear Hunt Song
- Watch a video of the Read Aloud of Corduroy
Take time this month to host a teddy bear picnic with your child and perhaps even their friends with the ideas we’re sharing below. Enjoy the story book Corduroy, a classic childhood favorite.
Which teddy bear activity will you try first?
Teddy Bear Themed Activities for Kids
- Teddy Bear Story Writing
- Teddy Bear Bread Recipe
- Teddy Bear Writing Printable
- Teddy Bear Tea Party Ideas
- Polar Bear Biscuits
- Bear Chocolate Bar Gift
- Felted Bear Craft
- Bear Headband Tutorial
- Button Movement Game
The Virtual Book Club for Kids bloggers have created Corduroy themed activities for you to go with this book. They include Reading, Writing, Math, Fine Motor Movement and more! Go visit their activities featured below to share your child.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Activities
Button Box ABC Creations by Rainy Day Mum
Learning Your Name with The Corduroy Book by Growing Book by Book
Teddy Bear Button Counting by Mom Inspired Life
Corduroy’s Button Sensory Bin and Fine Motor Fun by Preschool Powol Packets
Button Stacking by Still Playing School
PreWriting Fun with Corduroy by Toddler Approved
Corduroy Shape Craft for Kids by Sugar Spice and Glitter
Button Hop: A Movement Game by Inspiration Laboratories
Friendship Bracelet with Buttons by Mama Miss
Corduroy Math: Learning with Buttons by I Can Teach My Child
Teddy Bear Number Matching Game by 3 Dinosaurs
Hope you have fun with these ideas for your own Teddy Bear Book Club event! We share with your our Teddy Bear Picnic Dessert Recipe but we have a few more teddy bear themed snack ideas that we’re sharing with you this month on The Educators’ Spin On It, so keep your eye out!
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