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Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Gather up your favorite teddy bears and get ready for the most fun picnic ever - it's Teddy Bear Picnic Day!
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It's time to gather your teddy bears and prepare for a picnic on Teddy Bear Picnic Day on July 10th! This holiday has been around since the early 1900s, when it was first created to celebrate the joy of spending quality time with friends and family. It's an opportunity for people of all ages to come together, share stories and enjoy a delicious meal outdoors. Whether you're having a big gathering or a small get-together, this day is sure to be full of fun activities and plenty of hugs from your favorite stuffed animals!

History of Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day Dates

Teddy Bear Picnic Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1902</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teddy Bear's Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Inspired by a bear hunting story involving President Theodore Roosevelt, the first Teddy bear is made by the Ideal Toy Company.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Teddy Bears' Picnic" Song</div><div class='timeline-text'>John Walter Bratton composes "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" instrumental tune, becoming popularly associated with Teddy bear-themed parties and events.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1932</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lyrics Addition to the Song</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lyricist Jimmy Kennedy adds words to "The Teddy Bears' Picnic", further popularizing the song and its association with outdoor gatherings of children and their Teddy bears.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teddy Bear Picnic Day Proclaimed</div><div class='timeline-text'>Royal Selangor, a pewter company in Kuala Lumpur, proclaims Teddy Bear Picnic Day to be held annually on July 10, popularizing it as a themed event for the first time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Teddy Bear Picnic Day becomes increasingly recognized worldwide throughout the 2000s, with celebrations occurring on a local level in towns and cities across the globe.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan an outdoor picnic with your teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Make sure to include a variety of food and don't forget the picnic blanket!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a teddy bear parade</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your teddy bear for a walk around the neighborhood and invite your neighbors to join in the fun. Decorate your teddy bear in festive clothing and accessories and get ready to march!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a teddy bear tea party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your stuffed animals to join you for an afternoon tea party. Serve up some delicious snacks and tea or lemonade, and don't forget to dress up!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a teddy bear scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide some of your teddy bears around the house and have your family search for them. Make sure to give clues or riddles that will lead them to each bear.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a teddy bear movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pop some popcorn, gather up your teddy bears and settle in for a cozy movie night. Pick out a classic teddy bear movie like Winnie the Pooh or The Velveteen Rabbit.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Teddy Bear Picnic Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun family activity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teddy bear picnics are a great way to spend quality time together as a family. Whether it's in the park, in your backyard or even inside your own home, you can make it special by bringing along stuffed animals for each child and preparing a simple picnic lunch. It's an easy way to have fun and bond with the kids!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's nostalgic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something so reassuringly nostalgic about teddy bear picnics. The idea of gathering together with your favorite stuffed animals, eating a delicious picnic lunch and enjoying each other's company brings to mind a simpler time - when life was less rushed and the days were filled with adventure!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It creates lasting memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By hosting a teddy bear picnic, you're creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's you and your siblings, your children or even just yourself, there is something so comforting and warming about spending the day outdoors playing with teddies, among nature. Plus, if you bring along a camera, you'll be able to capture all the fun moments too!</p></div></div>

5 Unbearably Cute Facts for Teddy Bear Picnic Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Largest Teddy Bear Ever Made</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world’s largest teddy bear was created by the Ayala Foundation, Inc. in the Philippines and confirmed by Guinness World Records in 1999. It measured in at just over 65 feet in length.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teddy Bear Museum Exists</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Teddy Bear Museum in South Korea features thousands of teddy bears that replicate famous people and moments in history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teddy Bears With Real Fur</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the past, some teddy bears have been made from real fur, such as mink. Today, faux furs are predominantly used.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Teddy Bear Had Button Eyes</h3><p class='facts-content'>Margarete Steiff, the founding mother of the first plush toy company, made the initial teddy bear design with moveable limbs and button eyes in 1902.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teddy Bear Astrophysics</h3><p class='facts-content'>Astrophysicists have used teddy bears to help explain complex principles. In 2008, Cambridge University researchers launched 100 teddy bears fitted with GPS receivers into the atmosphere to measure temperature and pressure for educational outreach programming.</p></div></div>

Teddy Bear Picnic Day FAQs

When is Teddy Bear Picnic Day?

Teddy Bear Picnic Day is celebrated on July 10th every year. In 2024, it falls on a Wednesday.

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