Winnie-the-Pooh: A Unit Study

Winnie-the-Pooh: A Unit Study
Winnie-the-Pooh: A Unit Study

A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne was born in London on January 18, 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

A Short History of Winnie-the-Pooh
How Winnie-the-Pooh and friends were named and how the books were released. From Penguin.

History of Winnie-the-Pooh
More information at

About Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends
Meet the characters!

6 Winnie-the-Pooh Printables {Free}

6 Winnie-the-Pooh Printables {Free}
Free downloads from Disney including a lantern, playset, paper bag puppets, activity book, and more!

“The Case of the Missing Tail”
Cute interactive where you help Pooh find Eeyore’s tail.

Winnie-the-Pooh MadLib
Rather silly, but a fun way to practice the parts of speech.

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

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!


Winnie-the-Pooh ~ Free eBook
This title is now in the public domain.

Pooh's Library

Pooh’s Library
Unabridged and retaining the original color illustrations by Shepard, this box set has Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six, and When We Were Very Young. This is the version we keep on the shelf.

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

Finding Winnie

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
The heart-warming story of the real bear Winnie-the-Pooh was named after. Read our full review!

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Classroom Activities
Celebrating 75 years of Winnie-the-Pooh!

Free Nature Studies: The Honey Bee

Free Nature Studies: The Honey Bee
Learn about bees and honey with our free nature study!

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Winnie the Pooh Coloring Page
Free download at Disney.

100 Aker Wood
Map for notebook.

Author Notebooking Pages {Free Download}

Author Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for recording information on A.A. Milne including room for copywork, narrations, an illustration, dates of birth/death, and books by the author.