Saturday, July 5, 2014

Gummy Bear Preschool Activities

Gummy Bears are fun looking and excellent for counting and manipulating. Did you know that Gummy Bears are German?


The most impressive king of European forests, a bear was a very popular actor at the markets and festivals circus performances. Hans Riegel, a confectioner from Bonn, was inspired by the circus bears. He created his "Dancing Bear" that was bigger then the gummy bears we know.
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy.
Was he?

Hans Riegel's gummy bears (gummibar in German) entertained many generations of kids around the world even when they couldn't dance. Or they couldn't until the last several years. Have you seen the Gummibar - a dancing and singing green gummy bear?



I Am Your Gummy Bear
"Oh, I am a gummy bear.
Yes, I am a gummy bear.
Oh, I am a yummy tummy funny lucky gummy bear."
These lyrics are now famous around the world and translated to 25 languages. The song was written by German composer Christian Schneider, hit YouTube, and quickly spread out as a universal, understood by "young and young at hearts", cheering and hugging cutie.

La La La I Love You
Gummibar is green with blue eyes and one ear missing a piece. He wears orange underpants and white snickers with orange stripes. Moovin' Groovin' Jammin' was discovered and immediately loved by Camilla. Of course,  with fun colors, catchy songs with repetitive lyrics, and engaging videos, it is not a surprise. There are songs for every special occasion and everyday activities.


It's a Great Summer
This is our favorite song today. I made Camilla a play-doh gummy bear as an invitation to play. It worked like a charm! She made her own awesome purple bear.


Then we took our bears to the beach. Bears (and Camilla) had a fun day at the beach which gave me much needed uninterrupted time to get ready for our 4th of July celebration. Awesome!

 
This post is a part of cultural hands-on activities for the  World Cup for Kids project.
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