The Bear Facts

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 cardstock Teddy bear to take home! A brief house tour concludes the program.

Note: The craft activity involves coloring and use of scissors by children.

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.

Scheduling Instructions

Recommended for: grades k-1.

Program length: Please allow approximately 1 hour for this program.

Tour size:from 10 to 30 maximum.

Fee: $3.00 per student for organized school groups.

Reservations: All group tours are by reservation only. Please call 716-884-0095 for reservations. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Tour times: Tours can start as early as 9:15 weekdays or as early as 12:15 weekends. No tours can start after 3:00 PM.

We recommend one to two chaperones for each 10 students.


Grade Levels: K-First grades

Subject: History, Leadership, U.S. Presidents

Keywords: History, Leadership, U.S. Presidents

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202


(716) 884-0095

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