All Stuffed with Fluff
All Stuffed with Fluff
Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the 18th of January (A. A. Milne's Birthday). If it’s too blustery to go out and take a walk in your local Hundred Acre Wood, stay tucked into your cozy home. There are many ways to celebrate this fun day with your child without ever stepping outside.
Pinterest can provide recipes and craft projects for you and your little one, and we’ve listed some other fun activities below. If you try any of them, stop in to tell your librarians. We’d love to hear about your Pooh-tastic adventures!
Have your children work together to create an obstacle course. They could create a Winnie the Pooh story to go with their course – the living room furniture could become the Hundred Acre Wood and a sheet spread on the floor could be a stream that they need to cross. They could add bouncing like Tigger, walking like Eeyore, and other movement to their obstacle course for added fun and challenge!
Where's Bear? A Scavenger Hunt
Write a list of items for your child to find around the house and collect. Some ideas include: a teddy bear, something red, something with stripes on it (like Tigger!),
Another version of this could be a Piglet hunt, or a hunt for Eeyore’s tail! If you have a stuffed Piglet, show it to the children and tell them that you’re going to hide it. Send them with an adult to another room and hide the stuffed Piglet. No stuffed piglet? You could print one and cut it out and use it for the game instead. If you’re feeling very crafty, make an Eeyore’s tail out of craft supplies and have the children hunt for that instead.
Are you and the your children suffering from cabin fever because of the cold weather? This is a great activity for burning off some extra energy! Check out a CD of Winnie the Pooh music. Teach the children some of these dance moves, or make up your own:
Winnie The Pooh - Pooh stomps around with a "Hunny pot" under his arm eating from it with his paw.
Piglet - Tiny Piglet skips around happily.
Eeyore - Eeyore shuffles around slowly with a sad face.
Kanga and Roo - Like to hop around.
Tigger - Well he's full of bounce! Time to go a little bit crazy. Remember to wave your arms around.
Winnie the Pooh Picnic
Is your tumbly feeling rumbly? If so, have an indoor Winnie the Pooh themed picnic! Honey, teddy bear shaped crackers, baby carrots (snacks from Rabbit’s garden) an assortment of bite-size fruits and pretzel sticks would be the perfect snack to have while watching a Winnie the Pooh movie.
Looking for more Pooh-related fun? Check out these books!
1, 2, 3 with Pooh by Cassandra Case
A Hundred-Acre Wood Treasury by Lisa Ann Marsoli
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
Honey to Share by Sara Swan Miller
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Here are a few CDs to check out for your Tigger Hop:
During the second week of Winter Storytime, Toddler Time will have a bear theme.
Winnie the Pooh will of course be included! Join us at your favorite branch.
We'll read, dance and wiggle some of our winter energy away.