Sharing is Caring

In 1981, Elena Kucharik gave us Care Bears. They started as greeting card characters and grew into the aesthetic we have today:

a roly-poly collection of lovable little Bears with a very special mission: each of the Care Bears® captures and expresses a human emotion. In the complex world of human communication and emotional expression, the Care Bears® help people share their feelings with other people.

So, today, in honor of my preschoolers & that we teachers dressed up as Care Bears this Halloween, we’re going to see what we can learn from each Care Bear.

The Original Care Bears

  • Tenderheart Bear: “No one cares like a bear!”
  • Good Luck Bear: “Lucky for you, I’m here!”
  • Wish Bear
  • Cheer Bear
  • Bedtime Bear
  • Love-a-Lot Bear
  • Funshine Bear: “Enjoy each day!”
  • Birthday Bear
  • Friend Bear
  • Grumpy Bear

Added in the 80s & 90s

  • Share Bear
  • Baby Hugs Bear: “Oh goody, goody gosh!”
  • Baby Tugs Bear
  • Champ Bear
  • Daydream Bear: “A daydream a day keeps the frowns away.”
  • Forest Friend Bear
  • Grams Bear: “That reminds me of a story…”
  • Harmony Bear
  • I Love You Bear
  • Perfect & Polite Pandas
  • Sea Friend Bear
  • Secret Bear
  • Surprise Bear
  • Take Care Bear
  • True Heart Bear: “Let your happiness glow!”

Added in the 2000s

  • America Cares Bear
  • Bashful Heart Bear: “You learn a lot by listening.”
  • Best Friend Bear
  • Do Your Best Bear: “Great job!”
  • Laugh a Lot Bear
  • Smart Heart Bear
  • Thanks a Lot Bear: “Thanks a lot!”
  • Hopeful Heart Bear
  • All My Heart Bear: “Be my Valentine.”
  • Amigo Bear
  • Heartsong Bear
  • Play a Lot Bear
  • Oopsy Bear
  • Shine Bright Bear: “Shine in everything you do!”
  • Superstar Bear
  • Work of Heart Bear
  • Sweet Dreams Bear
  • Always There Bear: I’ll be there for you
  • Pink Power Bear
  • Sweet Sakura Bear
  • Great Giving Bear
  • Wonderheart Bear
  • Trick or Sweet Bear
  • Christmas Wishes Bear
  • Rainbow Heart Bear
  • Piece of Heart Bear

Care Bears’ Big Wish Movie

  • Me Bear
  • Messy Bear
  • Too Loud Bear

Care Bear Cousins

  • Brave Heart Lion
  • Bright Heart Raccoon
  • Cozy Heart Penguin
  • Gentle Heart Lamb
  • Lotsa Heart Elephant
  • Loyal Heart Dog
  • Nobel Heart Horse
  • Playful Heart Monkey
  • Proud Heart Cat
  • Swift Heart Rabbit
  • Treat Heart Pig