Every year the kinders at my school get a chance to sew their very own bear. It starts as two brown pieces of felt. They get to sew on buttons for eyes and a felt heart. Then they sew the sides together (a slow process), stuff the inside, and finally add a nose and mouth. The last thing they do is name their bear and give it a birth certificate. This is a project that we spend quite a bit of time on, with parent volunteers coming in as much as they can to spend time helping the kids sew. It is a super fun project that the kids love! At the very end we go on a parade around the school to show off our new bears to the older kids. The best part is that the kids who went to kinder at our school bring the bear they made and the kinders get to see how special their bears are! Today was our teddy bear parade :) Aren't they cute???