What is Winnie the Pooh Day?

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated every January 18th, A.A. Milne’s birthday. The author of Winnie the Pooh was born in London in 1882.

How did Winnie the Pooh get his name?

Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, was given a small teddy bear named Edward on his first birthday. When he was a few years older, Edward was given the nickname “Winnie” in honor of a friendly little bear at the London Zoo.

How did Winnie the Pooh get his name?

How will we celebrate?

We can’t celebrate Winnie the Pooh day without reading some of the original stories and poems. (Reminder: Rolling Prairie Readers uses affiliate links at no additional cost to you. You can see our full disclosure policy here.)

You might also enjoy reading two of the great picture books about the original bear, Winnipeg, who delighted children at the London Zoo when Christopher Robin was a boy. (Finding Winnie was one of my favorite books of 2016, and I found Winnie equally adorable.)

Christopher Robin meets Winnie the bear at the London Zoo.

You could also watch the Disney movie, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and do a little coloring together as a family. (Click here for FREE coloring pages from Disney Family.)

We also plan on baking a cake using this adorable cake pan we borrowed from our library.

Enjoy a few of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes (more posted on my Facebook page) and share your favorites in the comments below!

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." --A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

How will you celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with your family?

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Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated every January 18th, the anniversary of A.A. Milne's birth.