Children’s School hosts annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Clara Nilsen-Baumwoll cuddles with her teddy bear during the Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at the Children's School. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The rain didn’t dampen the moods of young Chautauquans as they attended their annual Teddy Bear Picnic Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Children’s School.

The kids brought elephants, scorpions, dogs and cats to the picnic. The stuffed animals ranged in colors from red to purple to rainbow stripes. Some of the animals dressed for the occasion, wearing T-shirts and other clothing items.

Before eating jelly sandwiches and an assortment of snacks and cookies, the children listened to a reading of The Teddy Bear Picnic. In another book they read, the children acted out different animals, including ducks, jellyfish, crabs and frogs.

Finn Cornelius, 3, had a black dog named Friendly. The poodle was taller than him when he was sitting down. Finn said his dog talks and says his owner’s name.

“My mommy gave him to me,” Finn said.

Larry Ben-Ishai listens to a story during the Children’s School Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at the Children’s School. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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The author Georgia Davis

Georgia Davis is a rising senior at Ohio University, where she studies journalism. Georgia covers the Chautauqua Opera Company and Children’s School for the Daily. Georgia is a cinephile, and her favorite movies of 2017 were The Big Sick and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.