This is a sponsored blog post and I was compensated by Build-A-Bear Workshop. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A teddy bear is often a child’s first “friend”; a source of comfort, companionship and joy. In honor of these furry little friends, I’m sharing some tips on how to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with your kids.
Ideas on how to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with kids.
- Host a tea party – Set up a little tea party for your kids and include all of their teddy bears. Let them help with picking out the treats!
- Bedtime stories – Let your kids cuddle with their favorite teddy bear while you read them all a good night story. don’t forget to kiss the teddy bear goodnight too!
- Selfies – Snap a selfie of you, your child and their teddy bear, then share it along with a favorite teddy memory on your social channels using #NationalTeddyBearDay – tagging Build-A-Bear Workshop @buildabear.
- Stuff a new teddy bear – Head over to Build-A-Bear Workshop and let your child stuff a new teddy bear! On Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9, Guests of Build-A-Bear Workshop stores can make their own limited-edition National Teddy Bear Day Bear for just $5.50, plus applicable taxes, while supplies last. (Purchase limit of five limited-edition bears per Guest.) Build-A-Bear Workshop will also offer Traditional Cocoa Bear online for $10.50 at buildabear.com and buildabear.co.uk.
Teddy bears aren’t just for kids and here are some fun facts that Build-A-Bear Workshop shared with me!
- The Majority Hugs. Across generations, more than half of all respondents surveyed mentioned they still own a stuffed animal. 40% of respondents sleep with their stuffed animal by their side.
- Keepsake Teddy. 56% of respondents have owned (and held onto) their favorite stuffed animal for more than two decades. Additionally, more than 70% said they plan to keep their stuffed animal forever (72%).
- Memories of Comfort. 30% of respondents said a feeling of comfort was the first memory that came to mind when thinking about a childhood stuffed animal, followed by the memory of the person who gave it to them (22%), and the stuffed animal’s appearance (19%).
- Home is Where the Bear Is. Adults living in the southern United States are most likely to have a stuffed animal (75%), followed by residents of the Midwest (72%) and Northeast (70%).
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