The Best Teddy Bears Picnic with Bigjigs Toys –
The Best Teddy Bears Picnic with Bigjigs Toys

The Best Teddy Bears Picnic with Bigjigs Toys

Grab your favorite bear companions because today is the official Teddy Bears Picnic Day! Inspired by the beloved children’s song, it’s the perfect time to pack a picnic basket and embark on a delightful outing with your teddy. Did you know teddy bears got their name from U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, affectionately known as Teddy?

Teddy Bear Picnic Food Ideas

With the help of an adult, raid the cupboards and fridge for some treats, or make a quick stop at the supermarket. Here are some food ideas for your teddy bear picnic:

  • Jam sandwiches (or marmalade as Paddington would prefer)
  • Gummy bears
  • Crunchie honeycomb chocolate bars
  • Porridge (just the right temperature for Goldilocks!)
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Fresh fruit and veggies
  • Juice and water

For mess-free food for teddy, pack some play food that looks just like the real thing and is easy for little hands to hold. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if it’s hot and sunny outside!

Get Singing

The beloved song "The Teddy Bear’s Picnic" is the inspiration behind teddy bear picnics, so why not enjoy a sing-along? You can find many versions on YouTube with different tempos and melodies to suit all ages and singing abilities.

Draw Your Bear

Have your bear sit very still as you create their ‘paw-trait’! Grab a piece of paper and start sketching the outline of your bear using your favourite markers or pencils!

Start with the head, then add the ears, arms, body, and legs. Don’t forget to include the face and final details!

Read a Book

Set up a cozy reading space, gather your teddies, and dive into your favorite teddy bear book. Some fun reads include "We’re Going on a Bear Hunt," "The Teddy Bears’ Picnic," and "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear."

Photo by Andy Kuzma

Bear Hide & Seek

With two or more seekers, hide teddies around the house (or backyard if it’s sunny and dry) and see who can find the most bears. 

Make Some Honeycomb


Photo by Ekaterina Belinskaya

Bears love honey, so little bakers can whip up their own honeycomb to enjoy at home or during their teddy bears’ picnic. Try this simple Hokey Pokey honeycomb recipe!

Fun Teddy Bear Facts

  • The legendary bear Winnie the Pooh is based on a real-life bear named Winnipeg, who lived at the London Zoological Garden. Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son were regular visitors and Winnipeg became one of their favorite attractions.
  • The world’s biggest teddy bear was made in 2008 in the USA and was a 55ft 4 (16.8m) creation called C.T. Dreams.
  • The term “bear hug” was first used in 1846, around 60 years before the name ‘teddy bear’ was born.

Enjoy your Teddy Bears Picnic Day with these fun activities and ideas, and share your adventures with your cuddly friends with us over on our Instagram @BigjigsToysCA!