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Welcome to Friends Make a World of Difference, an educational and beary fun web site from Build-A-Bear Workshop®!

We hope you enjoy your adventures on our site where you will find educational activities and lesson plans to enrich children's imaginations and instill positive values.

Lesson Plans

The Friends Make a World of Difference program developed by Build-A-Bear Workshop® will enhance your curricula while engaging your students in important lessons about character and diversity.


We at Build-A-Bear Workshop® hope that you have a beary good time on our Friends Make a World of Difference site!

*Bearemy®, our Build-A-Bear Workshop huggable teddy bear mascot, is the pawfect visitor to your school's next assembly. Bearemy, along with a Bear Builder store associate can visit your school for activities like:

  • Story Time
  • School Pep Rallies
  • Traveling Teddy® Activities
  • Or other special occasions your school is hosting.

*Pre-school and School visits only. School must be located within 20 miles of a Build-A-Bear Workshop® store. Appearance is based on store's availability and a minimum of 100 students attending. Visit limited to 2 hours.


Build-A-Bear Workshop® is beary proud to support organizations that help children and animals. Through our partners' web sites discover educational and community activities for your children or students.

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is proud to partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We donate $1 to WWF for each World Wildlife Fund Collectibear® friend purchased at our stores and on www.buildabear.com. With this donation, we support WWF's efforts in protecting endangered animals and their habitats.

WWF Fun & Games

$1 from the sale of Read Teddy® will support literacy programs around the country, including First Book®, a national nonprofit group, that provides new books to children from low-income families.


Bearemy?s Book Buddies

Help nurture your students? love of reading with Bearemy?s Book Buddies from Build-A-Bear Workshop. In partnership with the international literacy organization First Book®, Build-A-Bear Workshop has teamed with the award winning curriculum specialists at Young Minds Inspired (YMI) to make reading both exciting and rewarding.
  • To print a certificate of completion, please CLICK HERE (requires Flash Player)
  • We welcome you to download the teacher?s guide and activity masters*, please CLICK HERE (pdf 2.6 MB)
  • *We are beary sorry, but we are not able to provide additional incentive coupons for this program.

Bearemy's Book Club®

Just like teddy bears, books can carry kids of all ages off on adventures greater than they could ever imagine. Visit Bearemy's Book Club where kids can read books and let us know what they think.