Winnie-the-Pooh: A Mini-Unit

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Winnie-the-Pooh: A Mini-UnitA.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne was born in London on this day, January 18, in 1882.  He graduated from Cambridge with a degree in mathematics and thereafter began working for the magazine Punch as an assistant editor.  His work was interrupted by his service in WWI as a signal officer.  After the war he began writing plays and short stories.

However, most will remember Milne for his series of children’s books about Winnie-the-Pooh.  When We Were Young, a book of children’s poems, was the first children’s book Milne published in 1924.  His other books include Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner.

Originally illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, whom Milne knew from his work at Punch, the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh were stories Milne made up about his son, Christopher Robin, and his teddy bear.  Like many successful children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh has been enjoyed by children of all ages.

 

Further Investigation

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
The text of our introduction to Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

Activities

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees Worksheet
Very nice language arts worksheet covering author, illustrator, setting, character, research, verbs and adverbs, and poetry.

Winnie-the-Pooh Coloring Book
Free 22-page Winnie-the-Pooh coloring book with classic illustrations.

Draw Winnie-the-Pooh
Draw your own!  Here’s how.

Honey Tree Countdown
Younger students can play a counting game.

Winnie Memory
Slightly older students can play a memory game.

The House at Pooh Corner & Now We Are Six
Zipped .MP3 audio files from the Riverside Wonderland children’s vinyl record series.

Winnie-the-Pooh Cake Pops
Not easy, but doable…and oh so cute!

 

Books

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
Unabridged and retaining the original illustrations of Ernest Shepard, this volume includes The House at Pooh Corner and Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

Units & Lesson Plans

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
Free unit from Homeschool Share.

Free Nature Studies: Our Wonderful World – Lesson VI: The Honey Bee
Learn about bees and honey with our free nature book study!

Notebooking Helps

My Copywork Notebook of Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
Free download from All That’s Good Publishing.

My Copywork Notebook of Piglet Meets a Heffalump
Another free download from All That’s Good Publishing.

Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for copywork, narrations, or wrapping up.

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