Corduroy Extension Activities
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
A Bushel of Bears
- Old stuffed animals
- Tape measures
- Pan balance
- Crayons or markers
Invite children to bring old teddy bears or other stuffed animals to school. Children can categorize their bears by color, length, weight, age, or some other category.
- Invite children to set up their own teddy bear store, encouraging them to display the bears in a variety of ways. Provide paper for price tags, signs, or bear names. Children can also count the number of bears collected, and display the total for everyone to see.
- Use the bears for counting eyes, legs, arms, and for any teddy bear games.
Observation: What are children's favorite ways to display the bears?