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Jesse Bear, Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear (And The UPS Store Giveaway)

“Wanna wear shorts! Don’t wanna wear jacket! Nooo hat!”

Sounds familiar? Then you probably have a toddler! They’re adorable, funny, and very, very stubborn.

We offer only weather and age-appropriate outfits, give them choice within those boundaries, and still, it is ten degrees below zero and your toddler wants to wear sandals!

We created a paper doll project that helps young children understand and choose weather-appropriate clothing in every season.

Materials

  • templates (you could also use photographs)
  • markers/crayons/pencils and stickers/glitter/etc.
  • scissors
  • laminate paper
  • adhesive Velcro strips

Instructions

1. First, print out the templates.  There are a number available but we went with these. You could also draw additional clothes (my daughter wanted a tutu for her bear).  Another option would be to use photographs of your children and their own clothing.

2. Color and decorate the bear and the clothes. It is interesting to notice that, even though we do not do a lot of coloring sheets, my daughter has internalized the rules for coloring in the lines and filling the white space whereas my son has not.

3. Cut out the shapes.

4. Laminate.  You can use the adhesive clear contact paper or, we headed over to The UPS Store and asked them to laminate for us.  The laminate process they use produces a nice, stiff, sturdy plastic.

5. Add velcro to the front of your bear and to the back of the clothes.

6. Dress your bear to match the weather!

Books to Help Toddlers Dress for the Day and the Weather

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?: One of our favorite storybooks about getting dressed features the playful Jesse Bear. Throughout the day, from pajamas to playtime to lunch to bath to bedtime again, Jesse Bear shares what he’ll wear in fun, engaging rhymes.

Clementine’s Winter Wardrobe features a cat imagining all the clothes she will need for the winter–I think she has almost as many clothes as my daughter! The color pencil drawings give the book a sweet, dreamy look.

More Educational Laminating Fun

—GIVEAWAY!—

The UPS Store would like my readers to have the opportunity to experience the convenience for themselves. They have given me $250 worth of gift cards to give away!

Prizes:

  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $75 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store
  • Two (2) First Prize Winners will receive $50 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store
  • Three (3) Second Prize Winners will receive $25 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store

To Enter:
You can enter 1-3 times by completing any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

  • Leave a comment on this post sharing how you can use the services at The UPS Store for education or just let me know your favorite thing about The UPS Store.
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  • Subscribe to the Naturally Educational e-mail digest and make sure to confirm your subscription and leave a separate comment to let me know.

Winners will be chosen at random from valid entries. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST February 7, 2011.

Disclosure: I am writing this post in part as a paid The UPS Store Brand Ambassador and in conjunction with the Lovin’ Logistics campaign at Collective Bias. All opinions stated here are my own and are not affected by compensation.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

Filed under: 1-2 (Toddler), 1-2 (Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), Featured, Giveaways, Weather, Winter

120 Responses to "Jesse Bear, Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear (And The UPS Store Giveaway)"

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  3. Erica C. says:

    We like to share books between the kids and the family. This would be great for shipping ours to the rest of the family.

  4. Karen M says:

    My favorite thing about The UPS Store is that they are able to take care of all my shipping needs. Thanks.

  5. I like that the UPS store will pack the items I send to my son at college!

  6. Debbie C says:

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  9. Sheila B says:

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  15. Giant Sis says:

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  17. OlyveOyl says:

    Our local UPS is wonderful. They have great personalities and offer the kids the chance to weigh in packages (providing there isn’t a huge line!). Anyway, one of our clerks will put a cap onto a wee one and ask them to take over – one day, she says, you may have my job!

  18. shawn says:

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  20. Barbara Fox says:

    I can use the UPS store services to send books to my grandkids who are being home schooled.

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  24. sheila says:

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  28. JRG says:

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  39. JudyZ says:

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  43. lilshuga2001 says:

    We can share kiddos projects with out of country family ;)

  44. Ani says:

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