A.A. Milne’s famous children’s character, Winnie The Pooh, has provided lessons on friendship, bravery, and self-acceptance for generations of young people. These classic stories hold truths for every audience, including the adults reading the stories out loud. This resource provides you with seventeen Winnie The Pooh-inspired activities you can use in conjunction with a Winnie the Pooh read-aloud or unit. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with your favorite Hundred Acre Woods characters. And don’t forget that Winnie the Pooh Day is on January 18th. If anything, that should be a good excuse to bust out one or more of these fun activities.
1. Honey Pot Coloring Sheet
You can keep things as simple as this colorful honey pot coloring page for your youngest learners. Practice fine motor skills by ripping gold-colored paper into shreds to represent Pooh’s overflowing honey pot.
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2. Winnie The Pooh Inspired Oozy Honey Play Dough
Students will love creating this yellow-colored play dough that oozes without being sticky to the touch. Teach basic principles of solids, liquids, and gas as you combine the ingredients together in an easy-to-follow recipe.
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3. Winnie The Pooh Writing Prompts
Ask students to write about a time they were brave like Pooh. Or you can ask them to incorporate the word Hunny into a short poem. The opportunities are endless and students will enjoy writing about their favorite characters from the original story. As always, writing about reading is a crucial way to build comprehension and engagement with a text.
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4. Character Headbands
These low prep headbands would be great to print out to have students act out scenes from the story! You can also use them for an end-of-story Winnie The Pooh party. Students will love pretending to be animal friends from the text.
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5. Honey Bee Fine Motor Counting Game
Help those students who struggle with fine-motor skills in this engaging game. They clip the appropriate number of bees to the honey jar using clothespins as the bees. This also helps with number recognition and counting.
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6. Honey Pot Flower Pot
This would make a great Mothers’ Day gift or could launch a unit on gardening with your students. Have them decorate the terracotta pot to look just like Pooh’s honey, err, Hunny pot! Plant small sunflowers in each pot and watch them grow with your students over the course of the spring semester.
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7. Paper Plate Crafts
Create these simple paper plates inspired by each of the characters in Winnie The Pooh. If you cut holes where the eyes are, they can double as character masks for Readers Theatre! This would be a great way to celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh Day, on January 18th.
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8. Pollen Transfer: Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers
Your youngest learners will become aware of the impact of pollination on the growth of flowers as they move the pompoms to the right location. Pair this with picture books on pollination and a nature walk to view the pollen on plants outside.
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9. Pipette Honey Transfer
Practice moving drops of water into a honeycomb shape using a small pipette. This activity will work those fine motor muscles and nicely supplements a unit on pollination and the importance of bees.
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10. Help Piglet Catch a Heffalump
This brilliant lesson teaches students about various shapes and sizes of animal tracks and then actually has them go outside in the snow to do some identification. This is a great lesson to pair with the short story in Winnie the Pooh where Piglet tries to track and catch a Heffalump.
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11. Winnie the Pooh Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a framework that helps students identify how they are feeling and provides them with skills to use in each zone. The characters in A.A. Milne’s text fall perfectly into the four zones. Use this poster to help reinforce the Zones of Regulation with students, especially during a unit on Winnie the Pooh.
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12. Pooh Sticks
You just need a flowing river or stream and some sticks to play this simple game inspired by Pooh’s favorite forest activity. Enjoy watching and cheering on your “boat” to victory. This is perfect for homeschool families celebrating Winnie the Pooh.
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13. Hunny Slime
This foolproof recipe will help you make non-edible, sparkly, golden slime that looks just like Winnie the Pooh’s overflowing “hunny” pot! This would be great for a Winnie the Pooh-themed party activity or a lesson in fractions and proportions as students follow the recipe exactly.
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14. Mapping Activity
Encourage students to illustrate the Hundred Acre Woods using descriptions of the setting in A.A. Milne’s book. This will help them pay close attention to adjectives capturing a place and will also help them create an internal map for future texts.
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15. Tigger Freeze
Have your students hop and bounce around like Tigger in this variation of Freeze Tag. When they get tagged, they stop bouncing and sit down like Eeyore. You’ll need a lot of space for students to play this safely so head outside during recess to introduce this fun version of a classic game.
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16. Host a Christopher Robin Tea Party
In the Christopher Robin movie, the animals host a goodbye tea party for their favorite human. Replicate this by holding your own backyard tea party. Use stuffed friends to make up the party guests. Better yet, have human party guests bring along their favorite stuffed animals. This tea party idea can be as big or as small as you want. Just don’t forget the fresh honey!
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17. Winnie The Pooh Cupcakes
Follow this recipe to make the cutest cupcakes for your Winnie the Pooh-inspired tea party or picnic. Emily Stones walks you through the process step by step in this detailed post. It makes me hungry just reading it!
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