The Bear Facts
The Story of the Teddy Bear
Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears along to hear the story of how the teddy bear got its name. The lesson begins with the story Theodore Roosevelt's 1902 bear hunt that inspired the popular toy, told using illustrations and audience participation. Afterwards, children make a special bear-related craft. A brief house tour concludes the program.
Note: The craft activity involves coloring and use of scissors by children.
Recommended for grades k to 1. Program length: 1 1/2 hours. Fee - $3.00 per student. All group tours are by reservation only.
We recommend a minimum of one chaperone per 10 students for this activity, but as many as one per five students is helpful to assist in the craft activity.
For more information on the origins of the teddy bear, click here.
Did You Know?
While serving in the New York State Assembly, Theodore Roosevelt served on the Niagara Falls Association, supporting legislation to create the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, NY in 1885. More...