Berenstain Bears Cub Corner
In the Berenstain Bears Cub Corner, Cub Account members can catch up on all the latest "bear-y" fun events, activities, and contests for kids at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union.
BERENSTAIN BEARS KIDS STUFF
CONTESTS & BONUSES
UPCOMING BEAR EVENTS & APPEARANCES
FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
Berenstain Bears Games & Activities
Visit the tree house to feel just like a Berenstain Bear. The official Berenstain Bears website offers kids an interactive peek into the life of a Cub in Bear Country -- with cool games, puzzles, videos, and many more activities that will provide hours of learning and fun!
Contests & Bonuses
Berenstain Bears' Bonus - October
This month the cubs want the kids to have fun with Halloween so the prize is a pair of silly glasses. When your child deposits $10.00 in their Cub Account during the month of October, they will receive a pair of super-cool silly sunglassess -- perfect for Halloween! We may substitute a book in the place of the silly sunglasses in the event we run out. Limit one pair of sunglasses per account per month.
Upcoming Bear Events & Appearances
Meet Brother and Sister Bear! From classroom visits to community events, the Cubs can be spotted all over Muncie and Delaware County. Click the link below to find out more about their next grrrreat adventure.
Spot the Bears!
Family Fun Activities
Cub Crafts: Egg Carton Spiders
- Cardboard egg carton
- Pipe cleaner
- Poster paint
- Elastic thread
- Something to poke small holes
1. Cut the egg cups out of a cardboard egg carton. Cut pipe cleaners into 3 inch sections. To make each spider, poke four pipe cleaners through each cup sideways. Bend the ends to look like eight spider legs.
2. Paint the spiders black or in any wildly creative way you want!
3. Label each page with a number, from 1 to 10. There should be one page per number.
4. After the paint has dried, attach a length of elastic thread to the middle of each spider. Have fun holding your thread and bouncing your scary spider up and down as you take it for a walk!
Cub Cooking: Apricot Fruit Bugs
- 6 packs all-natural fruit leather
- 16 dried apricots
- Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, currants, or melted coconut butter for eyes
1. Carefully open the fruit strips so they do not tear. Using a sharp knife, cut each fruit leather into 8 thin vertical strips. With the three packages, you should have a total of 48 strips or “legs” for the bugs.
2. Gently squeeze the sides of an apricot together until 3/4-inch thick. Using a wooden skewer, make a hole through the center of the side of the apricot and thread one of the fruit leathers through the hole. Repeat twice more on either side of the first hole. Gently flatten out the apricot to its original shape.
3. The end of the fruit leather that is inserted into the apricot will become slightly sticky when pulling through the center, I dabbed two sesame seeds on the legs for an adhesive and made two eyes. This could also be done with maple syrup/honey/agave or melted coconut butter for a “glue”. You could also melt coconut butter and pipe straight onto the apricot to make eyes in lieu of the seeds or nuts. Enjoy!
Makes 16 fruit bugs (easy to cut in half or thirds for smaller batch if needed). “Bugs” can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Spooky Halloween Activities
Toilet Paper Mummy Contest
Grab a few rolls of toilet paper and match the kids up in pairs. Of course you could also have them choose partners.
Ask each pair to decide which one of them will be the mummy and who will do the wrapping.
Then – you guessed it – have one of the children wrap the toilet paper around the other, creating a mummy.
When you start playing the music the teams can start wrapping up the mummy. Try to play some fun and Halloween songs like “Monster Mash” and when you turn the music off the kids need to stop.
You can either make it a contest of speed or one of creativity. For the first, the team that has a completely wrapped mummy first wins. For the second contest, the kids take as long as they need to and you get to play judge and pick the best looking mummy.
A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
With Halloween approaching, take your kids on a trip to a Pumpkin farm. There are several great locations around town to choose from, including White Feather Farms, Spangler Farms in Yorktown, Landess Farms in Daleville, or Jacobs Orchard in New Castle.
You can pick several pumpkins to be decorated for Halloween. They may even have fresh apple cider for you to purchase.
It's a fun day for all, a great activity for kids, and a perfect photo opportunity. The natural colors of the pumpkins and hay bales can make gorgeous portrait backgrounds for your children. Of course, they can dress up before they go, too, to add a little more fun.
Q: What do you call a witch at the beach?
A: A sandwich!
Q: Why do witches wear pointy hats?
A: To cover their pointy heads!
Q: What do you call a mummy that eats crackers in bed?
A: A crummy mummy!
Q: If money really did grow on trees, what would be everyone's favorite season?
Q: How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?
A: With a pumpkin patch!