Blankies & Bears - Corporate Charity Team Building
Guests are invited to join a team table where they’ll work together throughout the activity. Each table will make several soft, colorful fleece blankets that will soon help a child feel cozy and warm and adorable teddy bears just waiting be held in the arms of a loving child. Each team will visit various stations around the room, to pick up the materials they’ll need to assemble these no-sew items including:
- One teddy bear per person. To make the bears, guests select their bear “skin” and then finish it off with stuffing, which gets zipped into the back of the bear.
- One fleece blanket per person. To make the blankets guests cut two pieces of fabric – one patterned and one plain. After laying one piece over the other, they cut out a notch on each corner and then cut fringe around the outsides. Finally, they knot the fringe together to create the blanket.
- One note card per person. Guests write a message on a note card, imprinted with a company logo, to accompany their bear and blanket. This can be a letter of encouragement to the parents receiving the gifts, or a sweet message for the child.
To inspire the guests, the event kicks-off or ends with teams learning how their actions helped others. A representative from the charity receiving the items is invited to come to the stage and share stories about their organization and the children who will use the blankets and bears.