It’s #WinnieThePoohDay as today would have been A.A. Milne’s birthday.
Here are our 3 favorite things to do with kids on #WinnieThePoohDay
1) Story Time:
These are a few of our favorite #winniethepooh stories.
The first is the exact reproduction of the Original Winnie-the-Pooh published in 1926. Winnie-the-Pooh is actually based on real people and historical events. Christopher Robin was a real person. As a child, he had a teddy bear he named “Winnie-the-Pooh”. The bear was named after a real bear in the London Zoo named Winnie. This original copy is available from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DrxKCc
Our second choice is for younger readers This gorgeous board book: “Hello Pooh, Hello You!” is a rhyming story that introduces babies to Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Available from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DpeUM2
This next story, as well as hardback and paper back, is also available as an audio CD and audio book. I love audiobooks and often resort to them for long car journeys when traveling or after a long hectic day out and the children just need to relax before bed. Amazon have a special offer at the moment where this audio book is free with an audible trial. click for more information the story is narrated by Stephen Fry as Pooh and has a cast including a whole host of other stars such as Dame Judy Dench as Kanga/narrator and Geoffrey Palmer as Eeyore. The Audio CD is only £5.99 from Amazon.co.uk. Get it here: http://amzn.to/2FPEuYN
2) Cooking with the kids
Crepes à la Winnie the Pooh – A very traditional French dish. These crepes are super easy and will be loved and quickly devoured by hungry kids.
For a healthy snack when they get home from school why not get them to help you prepare some vegetable from Rabbit’s garden in the style of these great “winnie The Pooh” baby shower and party food ideas by Ashley from Embracing Creativity.
Finally what about getting the kids to help you make these amazing “Tigger Tails”? Sheryl from the Lady Behind the Curtain explains step by step how to recreate these amazing “Disneyland” treats in the shape of #winniethepooh’s best friend Tigger’s tail. Click here to see how
You can also make a simpler version simply by threading marshmallows onto wooden skewers and spooning over melted chocolate and then using colored royal icing to make them more colourful.
Here is my royal icing recipe I have used for years – now yours to enjoy!
3) Arts and Crafts Activities
Our first activity is perfect because chances are you probably have these items lying around your house already. To make Eeyore from paper plates follow these instructions buy Michelle over at Crafty Morning
All you need is:
- 2 white paper plates
- Blue, pink, and tan paint / or colouring pens/crayons/pencils
- Black paper – you can also use a black marker or sharpie on white paper.
- Black sharpie
- Brown crayon
This lovely activity is by sugaraunts.com – a blog about Occupational Therapy ideas, crafts, handwriting and cursive writing activities, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing. As some of you may know my son has dispraxia, motor processing disorder and this game happens to be one of his favorites.
We wish you lots of fun reading, cooking and crafting on #winniethepoohday2018 and don’t forget to visit www.enfantsdazur.com for more information about kids activities on the Cote D’Azur.