Make dinner at home
. Going out to eat is always a hassle on Valentines Day. Trying to find a reservation can be tough at your favorite spot to eat, so why not bring it home. Jump on to this wonderful tool we have called the WORLD WIDE WEB www for short and find a special recipe. Heck, maybe find the recipe for the food you like at that restaurant you wanted to go to and make it yourself. Grab a candle at the store, light a match, and do something at home. When you do
Dont wait until the 14th
. There is NOTHING wrong with showing how much you care leading up to the day. Go to, or as in the first example, make a special night early. Maybe do smaller things each day this week leading up to the day. Special things like a thinking of how much I love you note in the purse or wallet, or a note in their car before they leave to the office or out for the day. Make a card or a note. When you make it from the heart, it is WAY better than a store
. Find pictures of the both of you together over the years and make a short and sweet picture collage. This is something that will remind each other of how much you care for each other or how much crap you had to put up with over the years. Again, dig into some of those digital photos and make something special.
. Take a class together on making deserts. Something with chocolate for sure. Doing something together that is new can be a great and memorable experience for both of you. You may find out new things about each other and maybe even spark a little romance too. Nothing wrong with that.
. Its easy to call a flower shop and have them put together some vase full of flowers that get delivered. Wow. Not much thought and effort in that. Sometimes it is the only thing you can do, maybe you have a long distance relationship, thats OK. I get it. If you are close, get your flowers and hand deliver them yourself. Carve out some time not lunch hour and surprise them. Make it special. Write a poem. Make it super corny too. This is a special p
I love a good candle
. My wife LOVES candles. This is a no brainer. I have seen awesome deals at places like ROSS or TJ MAX with great deals on some pretty cool candles. Find the deals, wrap them up nice and special and hand deliver those bad boys. They could lead to a special mood lighting later in the day if you catch my drift.
Post your love
. Not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. On a POST IT note. Buy a pack of pink post it notes. On each one, write down why you love them. Go through the entire pack. You can think of that many reasons right? Then find a place in the house and POST them on a wall or mirror in the shape of a heart. Silly? No way. Your thoughts, your work, and you are showing them your feelings. Can you dig it?
Go in stealth
. Talk to their co workers or friends and find out when they are going out for lunch or on break. Then, you can do one of two things here. ONE go into their office and decorate it all out with streamers and flowers and all of that fun stuff so when they get back from lunch, its a big surprise. Or TWO find out where they are eating and show up yourself for the moment and surprise them at lunch with their friends with a flower or poem or song depen
Find your favorite teddy bears
. Spruce them up in readiness for attending the picnic.
Dress him up in smart clothes
. if It is a girl then dress her up in dresses or accessories at build a bear and if its a boy dress him up in smart clothes Wash your teddy bear. Refurbish your teddy bear. Sew a teddy bear if you dont have a teddy bear, or enough of them to make a picnic. If your kids are already in on the picnic, have them make their bears a teddy bear suitcase to keep them busy in the background.
Prepare the food
. No Teddy Bears picnic would be complete without the right food. Dont forget that bears love honey and other things sweet. Some ideas of what to make or buy include Sandwiches Salad use bear paw servers to serve it with Cupcakes Honey cake Teddy bear shaped crackers and teach your kids how to dunk a teddy bear biscuit in milk.
Play teddy bear
. Even the adults can have some fun but its mainly for the kids, so have some little bear prizes ready for the winners Hold a competition for the best dressed bear. Hold a competition for the smallest and tallest bears. Hold a competition for best named bear. Play hide and seek with the bears. The rules are up to you. Have the kids play act being a bear. Play Look Out for the Bear.
Teddy bear activities
. Paint bear paws on the childrens faces. Make a Bear out of Clay. Read bear stories.
Fifty shades bear
. Celebrate his inner Christian Grey and the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie this Valentines Day with this bear from Vermont Teddy Bear.Its a limited edition, so youd better hurry. According to their website, He features smoldering gray eyes, a suit and satin tie, mask
. Apart from a cute and soft teddy there are different types of teddy bear which represents their own meaning.You can choose the best one for your lovely girlfriend wife.You just need to be aware which type of teddy the girl likes and you can choose them accordingly.
Teddy bear songs
. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Turn around. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch the ground. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Shine your shoes. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Skidoo. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Go upstairs. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Say your prayers. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Turn out the light. Teddy bear, teddy bear, Say good night.
Button teddy bears
. Cut out Bear shapes from white construction paper. Have your child paint brown. When dry, let them glue on buttons for eyes and the nose.
Teddy bear wagon
. Obtain a box that the teddy bear will fit into. Have the child decorate as desired. When dry, poke a hole big enough to thread a piece of yarn through. Tie a piece of yarn, just long enough for the child to hold, while the box rests on the floor. Let the child pull the wagon around with their Teddy Bear.
Pocket for Corduroy
. Give each child 1 2 of a piece of construction paper. Cut out u shaped pockets from cloth. Help the child glue around the sides and bottom of the pocket, and glue it to the construction paper. Do Not Glue the Top. Then after it dries, place something in the pocket, and pull it out. Let your child try.
Teddy bear ears
. Measure your childs head, and cut a piece of brown construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your childs head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from brown paper two ears. Let your child help you glue the ear to the headband. Its okay if its a little off, its art. Have fun, and encourage your child to act like a bear.
Teddy bear art
. Draw a teddy bear shape on a piece of paper. Have the children color their bear brown with crayons. Variations allow the children to use paint, glitter, shaving cream mixed with paint or torn paper to decorate their bear. For added bear definition cut out the bear shape.
Teddy bear sponge painting
. Supply the children with teddy bear shaped sponges and paint. Have the child dip the sponge into the paint and press gently onto a piece of paper.
Teddy bear rubbings
. Cut Teddy Bear shapes from paper doilys or sandpaper. Tape these Teddy Bear to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the Teddy Bear and rub a crayon over the Teddy Bear.
Cookie cutter painting
. Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. A pie tin works well Show your child how to dip the cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. You may make teddy bear pictures by using bear cookie cutters and colored paper.
. For a very simple art project, supply the children with a piece of paper and stickers. For younger children this provides an excellent fine motor activity.
. Supply each child with a paper lunch bag, brown paper, googly eyes, a black marker and pipe cleaners. Have the children cut the brown paper into ear shapes and glue onto the bottom of the bag. Use the pipe cleaners for whiskers and eyes for eyes and draw on the mouth and nose.
. Cut out bear shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.
. Have the children cut out a bears body, two arms, two legs and a head. Attach each of the parts to the body with a metal fastener so the parts can rotate. Decorate as desired.
. The children start by cutting out a hole from a shoe box on one of the sides. The box is then covered with a grocery bag in a hap hazzard manner. Sticks, yarn and other materials can be added.
. Provide the children with precut bear shapes. Have the children apply glue to the shape and then sprinkle cinnamon onto the bear shape for a scented bear.
. Provide the children with precut bear shapes. Have the children apply glue to the shape and then sprinkle crushed tea leaves onto the bear shape.
Brown bag bears
. Provide each child with a brown grocery bag. Have the child fill the bag with newsprint and seal shut with glue or staples. Have the children add facial features and ears.
. Provide the children with bear shaped paper and a variety of different materials to glue onto the bear. After the project is dry, this could be an excellent sensory activity. How does each material feel?
. Find some stickers with teddy bears on them, or kinds of bears. Make sure you have at least two of each kind of sticker. Place two of each sticker on its own index card. Have the children pick out one card. Then find its match.
Teddy bear counting
. There is an awesome game out on the market. I saw it at a child care. then I found it at Target. Its 50 plastic counting bears. There are 5 different colors, with matching colored cups for sorting. My son loves them. The strange thing is I found them near the Art, with crayola markers and stickers and stuff.not in the toy aisle. I threw away the box. So if anyone knows the name of the company please drop me a line.
. Place colored bear shapes on the left side of a piece of tagboard. Write the corresponding color name on the right side of the tagboard. Laminate and cut using a zig zag pattern. Repeat with a variety of colors. Children match the bears with the corresponding colors. Variation Place colored bear shapes on the left, and the number of bears on the right.
. To create this bear use two pieces of bear shaped card stock paper. Cut a hole for the mouth and bell in one of the shapes. Decorate this shape, color, add facial features. Laminate both pieces. Recut the hole for the mouth. Attach velcro pieces as shown to create a stomach for the bear. Children can then feed the bear with laminated food shapes.
Bean bag toss
. Supply the children with bear bean bags and a laundry basket. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor for a throw line. the distance from the basket to the line should vary with abilities. Have the children throw the bean bags into the basket.
. Obtain 10 half gallon milk cartons, or 2 liter bottles. Fill the bottles about 1 8 full with water and seal the lid. Then, decorate the bottles like bears, adding construction paper ears, and use permanent markers for the eyes and nose. Set the bottles up like they were bowling pins and have the children roll a ball to try to knock them over. If they dont knock over easily remove some of the water.
. Cut out large bear shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor. It is best for younger children to have more bears than children. Play music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops each child needs to find an bear to stand on.