(Turn on speakers to hear The Teddy Bear's Picnic midi)
The stuffed bear beloved by American children was given greater significance when it was named The Teddy Bear, after a popular U.S. President, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.
The name began with a news story about the President on a hunting trip with friends. A large bear came within his sights, but the President refused to kill the bear since he had shot as much game on that trip as he intended to do. The legand that the President cared about bears was circulated in the newspapers, and the popular stuffed toy bear was named the "Teddy Bear" for the President. Teddy Bears are still a popular toy for children, and many fire departments give out Teddy Bears to children who are saved from fires and other disasters.
Print and Color a Teddy Bear
Learn more about Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
Read a story about yourself taking a horse to Ride With Teddy Roosevelt
Color a picture of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
Give a Teddy Bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Page created October 22, 2007. Anne Pemberton. Updated Mon, Sep 11, 2012. AP.