Did you see that tomorrow is the official Teddy Bear Picnic Day? Do your kids have a favorite teddy bear? My kids have always had a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal so last year when I realized it was Teddy Bear Picnic Day, we pulled out all the teddy bears in our closets and had our own Picnic. Each of these teddy bears has a special memory and story.
Celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Where did Teddy Bears Come From?
During the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals “Teddy Bears”. Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.
Click here to see how we celebrated Teddy Bear Picnic Day last year and read all about the teddy bears that are special to our family. Then make sure you share your stories of your favorite teddy bears!