Winnie the Pooh Day – On 18th January 1882, the creator of Winnie the Pooh was born. AA Milne has created many children’s characters and is the author of many books. Now, every year we celebrate Pooh Bear on the day of the author’s birth.
His most famous creation springs to life on the page along with Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and don’t forget Christopher Robbin!
With his caring nature the oh-so-loveable old bear appeals to all ages. Who could resist a bear that utters the words “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” It just makes me melt inside!
So on 18 January make sure you celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with Pooh and Friends. Perhaps you can create some Winnie the Pooh artwork? Or dress the kids up in Winnie the Pooh costumes, create your own Hundred Acre Wood and have a teddy bear’s picnic?
With a whole choice of things to do you can really get involved. I’m going to watch all the Disney films and cuddle up to my very own cuddly Pooh toy! Or why not dust off your Winnie the Pooh books and make a visit to the House at Pooh Corner – you could also take a walk through your own local “Hundred Acre Wood” to find “The Enchanted Place” or why not have a game of poohsticks, just like the characters in the book!
Whatever you do, celebrating on January 18th is the perfect way to get in the classic Winnie mood!