The national Winnie the Pooh Day is meant to be both a celebration to the famous teddy bear but also to his creator, the author A.A. Milne. Actually January 18th is his birthday. So what a better way to celebrate it than with some stuffed animals activities?
On a side note, did you know that Winnie The Pooh actually existed? Many of the details in the story have real life counterparts, says Biography.com. For example Winnie’s best friend, Christopher Robin is the name of Milne’s son.
And Winnie the Pooh was the name of his actual teddy bear. Christopher also had a stuffed piglet, a tiger, a pair of kangaroos and a sad-looking donkey. The other two characters though, Owl and Rabbit were creations of Milne’s mind.
So how to spend the upcoming Winnie The Pooh Day?
There are plenty of ways actually. Here are four ideas that you may like.
Teddy bear picnic
If the weather is going to be good in your area, why not make a teddy bear picnic? Naturally you should have lots of honey for Winnie. You can invite friends over to join and have a blast. Of course, despite the name, you can bring all kinds of stuffed animals to the picnic.
Stuffed animal sleepover
Another fun idea would be to host or attend a stuffed animal sleepover. Gather lots of stuffed animals for a night of playing games, watching movies and having fun. You can think of other activities to do. Don’t forget to take photos as well.
Fishers Park & Recreation will be honoring the national Winnie The Pooh Day with some special events. Families are invited to the Cumberland Park Building on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm for indoor and outdoor activities for everyone. The events are free and will include Honey Pot Toss, Build an Eeyore House and Pooh Sticks.
Pooh Sticks is a popular game that was made by Winnie the Pooh. It features dropping sticks into a river from a bridge from one side and then running to the other side of the bridge to see which stick will show up first.
Go to the local shopping centre
There might be special activities for the Winnie The Pooh Day there. For example Hildreds Centre in Skegness will be having some special events. One of them will include a display that will showcase one of the stories in the book. A life-size animated story teller will also be there and will be reading stories up until January 25th.
Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a great time!