If you go down to Mill Cres­cent to­day . . .

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Stuffed an­i­mals of all shapes and sizes were taken to Mill Cres­cent Kinder­garten on Thurs­day for a Teddy Bears’ Pic­nic. The young­sters helped make rain­bow cake and honey sand­wiches for the spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

New head teacher Sandi Frearson said there were some new chil­dren start­ing who liked to bring their favourite teddy along for com­fort, and the pic­nic was a nice way to make them feel wel­come.

Af­ter lunch, the kids were taken on a sur­prise bear hunt and treated to some teddy-shaped cook­ies and wa­ter­melon. Ni­cola Ste­wart went along.

Tameika Dar­ling­ton and Dean Cover, both four, with their dif­fer­ent-sized ted­dies. We’re not scared:

Olsen Ara­hanga squelches through the mud on the sur­prise bear

hunt.

Big­gest bear: Bray­den Ed­monds’ bear was al­most taller than him and his friends.

Big and small:

Jaxon CoxHilne, 4, and Caleb Walker, 3, with their stuffed wild an­i­mals. Fun day: Mad­di­son McGe­orge, Ai­dan Tidd and Hunter Rus­sell, all 4, with their favourite toys.

Soggy: Ma­son Craw­ford, 4, and his lit­tle brother, Kadin, took their ted­dies for a swim in the water play area.

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