National Teddy Bear Day is September 9th!
Did you have a favorite teddy bear when you were a kid? I did!
Here are some fun bear facts for today:
- In 1902, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, also known as Teddy Roosevelt, was out hunting. Not having any luck, his hunting companions found a bear cub and tied it to a tree so he could shoot it. He refused to do it. The story spread quickly and stuffed bears became known as Teddy’s Bears – teddy bears.
- The world’s largest stitched teddy bear was made in 2008. The 55-foot-4 creation is named C.T.Dreams, which stands for Connect the Dreams, and you can visit it at the Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas.
- Magellan T. Bear became the first teddy bear in space when he boarded Space Shuttle Discovery in 1995. He was a project for a Colorado elementary school. The teddy bear later flew around the world, visited the South Pole, and more.
For National Teddy Bear Day 2022, you know Build a Bear can’t pass up the opportunity to have a sale!