Did you know that January 18th is Winnie the Pooh day? I don’t know about you, but my family adores the silly old bear.We’ve watched movies and read stories about him. Winnie the Pooh is apart of our life. Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day!
5 Ways to Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day
1. Read aloud stories from Winnie the Pooh
Grab your copy of Winnie the Pooh and spend the day introducing your youngest children to the adventures of a silly old bear. Learn about Rabbit, Tigger, and Piglet. Don’t forget to mention Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Roo.
While you read, brew up a pot of tea, and add plenty of honey of course. Add some homemade honey roasted nuts to munch and you have a treat for everyone!
2. Learn about the original black bear, Winnie
Winnie the Pooh wasn’t just imagined out of the clouds. Winnipeg, or Winnie, was a black bear who lived in the London Zoo from 1915 to her death in 1934.
Apparently Christopher Robin was a fan of hers. He even changed the name of his beloved teddy bear from Edward Bear to Winnie the Pooh, inspiring his father to tell stories of Winnie the Pooh’s adventures. If you’d like to learn more about Winnipeg, check out the book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear.
3. Illustrate your favorite scenes
Nothing is better than drawing your favorite scenes from Winnie the Pooh. Draw him hanging from balloons while trying to steal honey. Draw Tigger bouncing on Rabbit. Draw Rabbit digging up carrots in his garden.
Illustrate the scenes and hang them around the house. Take your favorite pictures and add a quote from the book. How many pictures can you and your children draw of Winnie the Pooh?
4. Draw a map of the Hundred Acre Woods
Many adventures happen in the Hundred Acre Woods for Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger. Create a map of the Hundred Acre Woods and note where the different stories take place.
While you’re at it, chat with your kids about north and south, and the compass rose. Make certain one is included on your map!
5. If you lived in the Hundred Acre Woods
Imagine with your kids would life would be like if you lived in the Hundred Acre Woods. What sort of house would you life in? Would it be a tree house, a den, or a regular house? Ask your children to draw their houses for you.
Also ask your children what types of adventures they would take with Winnie the Pooh. Encourage them to regale you with long tales of romps through the forest, bouncing with Tigger, and eating honey with Pooh. Let your older children write the stories down in a notebook for you.
Winnie the Pooh has been a favorite series for young kids for many generations. So take a day off and celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with your kids and if you’re really ambitious, plan a unit study around Winnie the Pooh.
What is your favorite story about Winnie the Pooh?