Enjoy a Blustery Day with Pooh (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)


I’ll always remember when the oldest FishBoy was about four. We had been reading the Winnie the Pooh books for awhile. Along came a rainy, stormy day, and he said, “What a blustery day it is!”

Yes, indeed.

Winnie the Pooh has been a wonderful part of my children’s early years. He’s influenced our playtime as well as our vocabulary.

We talk of honey and leaving only the sticky part behind. We play Pooh sticks in every creek with a bridge crossing it. And my girls, the youngest of the crew, absolutely love the Pooh ride at Disneyland.

What would we do without Pooh?

Plan for your next blustery day.

One of the things that can wreak havoc on “life as mom” is a rain or snow day with nothing for the kids to do. And those days are approaching!

Plan for the next blustery day when your kids can’t play outside by putting together a few rainy day survival kits. I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve and I’ll be sharing them with you over the next couple months.

What’s in a Rainy Day Survival Kit?

  • book and film recommendations
  • links to coloring pages
  • craft ideas and/or supplies lists
  • recipes for cooking with kids

You can either gather what you need ahead of time or simply bookmark or pin this post to save it for a day when you really need it: when the kids are home sick, when school is canceled due to inclement weather, when something prevents them from getting outside and having fun, or whenever someone whines, “There’s nothing to do, Mom!”

Hint: These ideas also work great for your next Winnie the Pooh-themed birthday party.

Enjoy a Blustery Day with Pooh

Here are some ideas to enjoy your next “boring” day at home with your little ones. Even big kids will probably get sucked into some of the baking, storytelling, and movie watching involved.

Read

There are also a number of adaptations of Pooh Bear and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, usually shorter version picture books of the same beloved stories. You can also buy the complete collection in one volume.

Watch

Winnie the Pooh celebrated his 85th birthday just a few weeks ago. The classic stories by A.A. Milne have been a part of childhood for several generations now.

And in commemoration, Disney is releasing the movie, Winnie the Pooh, tomorrow on Blu-Ray and DVD. FishPapa took the littles a few months ago when it played in theatres so that they could enjoy the big screen edition. So fun! They loved it.

And while my middling kids (ages 9 and 10) would hate to admit a fondness for Pooh, I heard them roaring with laughter when we screened a review copy of the DVD. It’s a new take on Winnie the Pooh with appeal for all ages.

Disney movies are often hard to come by as they carefully limit how many copies and when they are available. Now’s the time to snatch one up. Watch for coupons later this week. Sometimes those do become available.

There are a wealth of other Pooh-themed movies to enjoy with your kids. Some are no longer available to buy new, but you can rent them on Amazon:

Color

Download Printable Coloring Pages!

Disney has also made available a number of coloring pages that you can download in a zipfile as well as some games and activity sheets for older kids.

Craft and Play

Hold a teddy bear picnic – Gather all your children’s stuffed animals in the living room on a picnic blanket. Serve tea (real or imagined) and just relax and imagine with your kids.

You can also:

  • Create a makeshift tent out of chairs and blankets, reminiscent of when the Friends try to build Eeyore a new house.
  • Download these masks to cut and paste on popsicle sticks. Role play the stories of the Hundred Acre Woods
  • Family Fun magazine has a ginormous collection of Winnie the Pooh crafts and activities.
  • Play Pin-the-Tail on Eeyore.
  • Once the rain stops, head outside to play Pooh Sticks in a local creek or simply stomp in the puddles.

Cook and Eat


Enjoy a Honey Muffin – Mix up these Honey Muffins, plump with golden raisins. And of course, include the kiddos in the cooking.

 

Recipe: Spiced Honey Muffins with Golden Raisins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour (you can sub up to 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and allspice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional topping: 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 &deg. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with muffin papers.
  2. In a small bowl combine the raisins and hot water and allow the raisins to plump a bit.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  4. In another bowl combine the milk, honey, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet mixture and the raisins to the dry mixture and fold gently with a rubber scraper until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  7. In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle this topping over the tops of the muffins, dividing evenly.
  8. Bake the muffins for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool on a wire rack.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

Other delicious options include:

  • Bake up biscuits and serve them with a smackerel of honey, of course.
  • Have a honey tasting. Serve several different flavors and talk about the subtle differences. While honey sticks are an easy way to do this, those typically have flavoring added. But, honeys made from different flower pollens have different flavors: clover, lavendar, orange blossom.
  • Frost a cake with pink icing in honor of Eeyore’s birthday.

Win a Copy of Winnie the Pooh!

I have one DVD + Blu-ray combo pack of the new Winnie the Pooh movie to give away this week, courtesy of Disney.


To Enter:

Simply leave a comment, telling us your favorite thing about Pooh Bear and his friends.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 8 pm PST. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: lindaa@ 

Whether you cuddle up together with a good book or warm yourselves with a pot of tea and a Honey Muffin, the next rainy day need not be boring. It can be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your peeps and make some Tiggerific memories!

How do YOU enjoy blustery days at your house?

Disclosure: Disney has provided these materials free of charge. I was not compensated to post this information.

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  1. My favorite thing about Pooh is how he and Piglet interact with each other. I have the most fun laughing at their friendship.

  2. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet are the best. I can always hear Piglet trying to be that little voice of reason when they are up to something.

  3. Amanda T. says:

    I love all the lessons that they teach little ones and adults , too.

  4. My kids grew up with Winnie the Pooh! :) It was the theme of my first-born’s nursery!

  5. We have always been big fans of Pooh and friends. My oldest loved Eeyore!

  6. I love that it’s a good wholesome show our entire family enjoys

  7. I love the real emotions they show.

  8. Pooh Bear has always held a special place in my heart. I have always enjoyed Rabbit, weird I know. I was so excited to take my toddler to his FIRST MOVIE! , which was the new Pooh movie!!!

  9. It’s so fun to enjoy with little ones. Thanks!

  10. Eeyore is my favorite! I love his gloomy-yet-wise dialogue.

  11. I love how Pooh is such a wholesome family friendly movie.

  12. I love the gentleness of Pooh and his friends. The tone and pace is gentle even during conflict. I love that there are lessons of acceptance and kindness in the fun stories of Pooh

  13. Jennifer M says:

    Winnie the Pooh reminds me of my childhood and I love watching it with my kiddos now.

  14. What’s not to love about Winnie the Pooh?! Well, I could probably do without the heffalumps and woozles. :)

  15. I love the WTP, and my kids do too. Our neighbourhood has several fire hydrants painted with characters, including WTP, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger. The stories and movies are good, safe fun for the kids.

  16. Rebecca W. says:

    I love his innocent giggle.

  17. It’s a great calm show for kids.

  18. Sally McQuaid says:

    I really love the lesson taught in those books. And I love how it show that people with different personalities can get along. Its a great movie and book (although I do find the book a little hard to read. Its just written with little peculiar. Im sure it was the times but I always get so tongue tied while reading.)

  19. I adore Winnie the Pooh! My oldest daughter’s nursery was decorated with him. I adore all the stories of friendship and working together. Love him!

  20. Charity L. says:

    Our favorite thing about Winnie the Pooh and his friends is how they always help each other out. They are good friends and their shows always send a good message to my children.

  21. I love Winnie the Pooh. He is loyal and innocent. I have used one of his lines first when I taught and then now with my own children, “Think, Think, Think” I so want a poster with him tapping his head and saying that.

  22. I like how they express themselves even when it is unexplainable.

  23. My five year old and I are both mad about Pooh – we read the storybook together this year and are anxious to see the new movie on DVD! My favorite thing about Pooh and the gang? How they can turn anything into an adventure and a celebration.

  24. I love Pooh’s sense of humor.
    I don’t know if the Saturday morning Pooh cartoons are on anymore, but there was one that had a little bird on it that rabbit took care of. Really wished I could find it on DVD. Anyone out there remember it it know how I can find it. Its been a long time ago.

  25. My daughter has recently discovered Winnie the Pooh and my favorite pooh thing is hearing her sing the Kenny Loggins Winnie the Pooh song. Melts my heart every time.

  26. saundra a says:

    My kids and I love Pooh. I think our favorite is Tigger (after Pooh of course). My kids always loved their Pooh toys and watching the movies.

  27. Our family will often repeat “TTFN” (ta-ta for now) to each other as we are separating.

  28. I would love to win – we watched this movie in the theater and enjoyed it. I love Eeyore…he reminds me not to be like him so much :)

  29. I love the lessons on friendship taught in Winnie the Pooh. And, of course, that my sons are enjoying it as much as I did as a child. It’s timeless.

  30. I love that it is so sweet and innocent.

  31. AllieZirkle says:

    I love how Winnie The Pooh can brighten anyones day!

  32. My 2 year old is in love with Pooh & all his friends. I like that it’s wholesome & classic. While I appreciate the pixar animated movies there’s something about the classic cartoon & characters that makes me smile.

  33. We love how the stories always have a good moral for old and young alike. Pooh makes a great snugglie, too!!

  34. My daughter LOVES Pooh and especially Tigger. I love the calm and the cute stories.

  35. When I first met my husband I had a pair of winnie the pooh pjs. He thought it was funny that a 18 yr old would wear such silly pjs. I loved them!

  36. We love how Pooh and his friends interact. And, I feel like I live with a couple of bouncy Tiggers.

  37. My favorite thing about Pooh is his kind voice and how he can teach the simpliest things in life to even us adults!

  38. Meredith C. says:

    My daughter’s nursery was done in classic pooh. I now can’t see him without picturing pooh.

  39. I adore hearing Pooh try figure things out. And the various personalities in each character is such a fun thing to see.

  40. We love Pooh at our house. His simple outlook on life is so refreshing in such a complex world.

  41. jen thompson says:

    ILOVE Winie the Pooh. I decorated both of my children’s rooms in this when they were babies. My four year old still has pooh decals up in his room. When I was going to take them down, he said “nah, I like them”. LOL.

  42. I love how pooh was so very innocent. Kids need to see that.

  43. We LOVED this movie. What I like about Pooh and company is that they’re nice….so many kid’s cartoons aren’t nice these days. But Pooh and his friends are always helping each other and having fun.

  44. I like reading the original books to my kids and find myself saying ” Oh, Bother” a lot.

  45. I love how Tigger is always bouncing around and full of energy. Reminds me of my son. And Pooh reminds me of when my daughter rode the Pooh ride at Disney World when she was 2. She loved it!

  46. My favorite thing about Pooh is that he loves to have lunch with his friends! He knows his friends so well, he feels comfortable dropping in on them :)

  47. Tigger is a favorite with my son, who thinks that Pooh plays with a “kitty”. But, I also like Tigger – he’s always tries to be helpful, even if things don’t go as planned.

  48. My daughter goes around collecting sticks and piling them up for Eeyore’s house. Like others have said it’s wholesome. I know it’s safe for her to watch. I wanted to take her to see the movie but decided to wait until it came out on DVD.

  49. My daugher LOVES Winne the Pooh – and especially baby cassie!

  50. We love Pooh in our house as well. I love how he falls asleep while Rabbit is lecturing and then says he got fluff in his ears. Classic Pooh is great. I don’t care much for those new stories. My kids love Piglet.

  51. Christine says:

    I just love the way he thinks. And talks. How cuddly he is, and adorable….

  52. I like how they always try to hold each other up.

  53. I just love the friendships they share with one another!

  54. “Oh bother!” Choosing just one thing about Pooh and his friends would just be too hard! I’ve loved WTP since I was a young child.
    The only PJs I would wear as a child were from the Sears catalog and had Pooh and Piglet on the top. (I had the short sleeve with yellow shorts for summer and the long sleeve, long yellow pants for winter.)
    I decorated my children’s nursery with classic pooh everything.
    And we’ve read and owned every Pooh book, video and stuffed animals we could find.
    My littles aren’t so little anymore and they still insist on riding WTP at Disney World every time we go.
    What’s not to love about the “Silly old bear”? Thanks for the giveaway and for sparking the memories! :)

  55. Stephanie S says:

    “Tot tot, smells like rain” is a line from the book and/or movie that my sister and I still quote as adults. Winne the Pooh is such a classic story!

  56. My favorite thing about Pooh is that my 14 year old still sleeps with him!

  57. I love how all of the characters get along. The books teach kindness and friendship, which are so important!

  58. We love the language that they use – not your usual easy-peasy language, but big words that roll off your tongue. I am using Pooh right now to help our struggling reader learn to read and it is working well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  59. Winnie-the-Pooh is a current favorite in our house. My 3 yr-old will often say, “Oh, bother,” which sounds like, “Oh, bozzer.” It makes me smile.

  60. elizabeth says:

    ME! Me! please pick me!

  61. I love how positive they all are (all except Eeyore that is ;)}.

  62. Eeyore is my favorite!!! My nephew learned his abc’s and numbers watching winnie the pooh!

  63. my daughter and I love to sit down and read Pooh together!

  64. My favorite thing about Pooh is that it is age appropriate characters and themes throughout the books/videos.

  65. I love how all the characters interact.

  66. I used Winnie the Pooh bedding until AFTER I was out of college. My boys also enjoy Pooh and his friends.

  67. I love Pooh and his friends carefree style and how happy they are (well maybe not Eeyore) but I love it!

  68. i love everything about winnie the pooh. roo has always been my favorite character, but overall it is just such a nice story/cartoon that has continued for such a long time :)

  69. I have fond memories of watching Winnie the Pooh, narrated by Sebastian Cabot, on The Wonderful World of Disney program as a child. My love for the characters grew from there and I have enjoyed sharing the same Pooh books and DVDs with my sons. I love Pooh, but I am particularly fond of Tigger with all of his boundless energy (which I wish I had!)

  70. Our family has always been big Pooh fans. He and the other animals are just so kind and gentle.

  71. I love eeyore. Everyone has eeyore days!

  72. I really enjoy the basic “good feeling” it gives me just from childhood memories.

  73. My favorite thing about Pooh is that my girls love something that brought me so much pleasure as a child. There are so few simple pleasures anymore!

  74. Pooh and friends are ever helpful to each other especially when one of them is stuck in an awful situation.

  75. Their friendships with each other!

  76. i love pooh and his friends because each friend has a quirk that makes them relatable… we learn from them and enjoy at the same time

  77. Jen O'Connor says:

    I love that Pooh and his friends are such gentle characters that both boys and girls can enjoy!

  78. Great lessons about friendship, being brave, strength. Pooh has been my favorite Disney character for years. Was even my sorority mascot.

  79. Yvonne Fortin says:

    what a fun contest, my favorite pooh character is T I double Guh er. My son who just turned 2 is staring to enjoy Pooh Bear, and I would love to win this. Please pick me. :)

  80. Our family loves how Rabbit can be kind of grumpy, he always makes us laugh.

  81. I love Pooh and Friends, there are always great lessons to be learned watching them. I would love to win this… My daughter sees me as Pooh, Daddy as Tigger and herself as Piglet :)

  82. I love the language. My boys both started saying “oh, bother” after watching the movie in the theater :).

  83. Michelle Orndorff says:

    Winnie the Pooh stories and the classic videos have been our family favorites for years. We all identify with one of the characters in the series (I’m Rabbit!) and regularly quote Tiggerisms. I’m not quite as fond of the newer videos or TV shows, but I would love to see the new movie.

  84. My favorite character is Rabbit because he is so like me! Nice to see how Pooh and friends love him anyway.

  85. We love all things Pooh at our house! It is too hard to pick a favorite.

  86. While I really relate to Rabbit (type A, like-all-my-ducks-in-a-row personality here), I love it when my 4 year old tries to be Tigger–finding a slinky or something springy to use for a tail and then trying to bounce around on it.:)

  87. My favorite thing about Pooh Bear is that he’s so innocent and kind.

  88. I love that pooh is always a good friend, sometimes he forgets everything else, but always a good friend

  89. I do a really great pooh and piglet voice because I have years of practice reading these great stories. We just adopted a puppy from the Humane Society and his name is Tigger.

  90. My fave thing about Pooh bear is that he is always happy=)
    strezo@sbcglobal.net

  91. Oh, bother! I have lots of favorites of Winnie the Pooh. My youngest is nicknamed Roo.

  92. Their sweetness always warms my heart…

  93. Sharrie Mitchell says:

    I love the friendships they share and the fun they have using their imagination!!!

  94. I have always loved Pooh. I have a crib comforter that I got as an infant that I still snuggle with on occasion (wish I could nightly but it is about to tall to pieces!) When I was preggo with my first we called him “Roo” and still do on occasion. Now that “Roo” has his favorite stuffed animal that he sleeps with every night -“Baby Pooh”. I love that Pooh has traveled down to my son to love the way I do! Pooh and Friends are timeless!

  95. Well, we live in the Pacific Northwest now, so rainy days are not so rare as when we lived in Southern CA, so now we just take them in stride. But I am seriously challenged to make special plans for the next one!

  96. My oldest daughter adores Winnie the Pooh. Even though she is in now in college it is still one of her favorite characters. It is a classic story that is enjoyed no matter what age you are.

  97. My boys love watching the old Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. They always laugh hysterically at Tigger. I once caught them reenacting a scene with my umbrella!

  98. I like how I can turn on a ‘Pooh’ dvd & leave the room. I don’t have to monitor what the characters are saying.

  99. christine says:

    I love that pooh and his friends all have such wildly different personalities, but they all love each other anyway.

  100. We love Pooh in this house. It is our first read aloud and we are currently half way through. I love how everything is an adventure and the wonder that is shown to small things.

  101. Tigger!

  102. Eeyore is my absolute favorite thing!

  103. i appreciate the lessons Pooh and his friends teach us about being a good friend. thanks for the dvd giveaway.

  104. I love the precious simplicity of Pooh and his friends and the adventures they share.

  105. I enjoy how all the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood help each other.

  106. There are no bad things being taught to my kids :)

  107. I love the idea of a life-long friendship. We love Winnie here in our house. I took my children to see it in the theaters, their first movie! It was a special moment, and special memory!

  108. We love the life lessons that Pooh teaches – what a great example of friendship!

  109. I love all the memories of Pooh from my own childhood that I can now share with my son!

  110. We love Pooh! Even my 18 yo has fond memories of watching Pooh.

  111. Oh my, I have been a lifelong fan of Pooh Bear and all the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood. It has been such a joy to share a childhood favorite with my children ~ the stories are timeless, the characters are like dear friends. It’s hard to pick just one thing to say about something that holds a large part of my heart, but for me it would have to be the friendship, loyalty, and love that they all share.
    If you haven’t heard it, you should listen to Kenny Loggins’ “Return to Pooh Corner”…brings tears to my eyes every time.

  112. when my son was smaller, we watched the Many adventures of Winnie the Pooh quite regularly. Oh, I loved them and they were always safe to put on. I didn’t worry about that one word, or what messages it might be sending either appropriate or not, but it was always happy. And there were breaks so we could watch one or all. Our VCR broke and that movie is now quite expensive on Amazon, so to the book we have gone. It is just so happy, pleasant and always appropriate. And we always sing about the rain, rain, rain coming down, down, down when it rains.

  113. We love to read the Winnie the pooh books. My favorite thing is how well they work together. They are always willing to help each other out.

  114. I like how calm the stories are, and I really like the way the characters work together. And I like the “classic” feel of the original stories.

  115. I have always loved Pooh and the positive message they have.

  116. Oh, we love Pooh. As a child, I only knew the Disney version (which I still love), but we’ve read the actual stories with our son, and they’re so sweet and hilarious. I love when my son says “oh bother!”

  117. I love that Pooh Bear can be enjoyed by toddlers (and everyone else listening) while providing a challenging read for older siblings.

  118. Love the lessons they teach that a child can understand and the friendship they share.

  119. Carrie Phelps says:

    My favorite thing about Pooh & friends is the gentleness they have for one another.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  120. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but my children have always loved Pooh! My daughter couldn’t get enough when she was younger.

  121. I love seeing Pooh and his friends at Disney World with my girls.

  122. Our favorite thing about Pooh & his friends is how they make us laugh evn when they’re not happy with each other…we could learn a thing or two.
    Derrinda, Emily, & Cassidy in MN

  123. I really appreciate the friendships they have with each other.

  124. I love Eeyore! I love the way he’s always so even-tempered instead of flying high and then crashing down in emotions – a good lesson for me or my kids many times!

  125. We love Pooh at our house. We just returned from our first trip to Disney World and one of the highlights of the trip for my 3-year-old was the character meal with Pooh and friends. I love Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: “Tut, tut. It looks like rain.”

  126. Rachael Jackson says:

    We love pooh here, I have 3 kids and the first 2 had winnie the pooh as th ere “theme” what I love about pooh is that there is always a lesson on being a good friend/person/stuffed animal lol. There are alot of “kids” shows out now a days that are just about being silly with no lesson. Thanks.

  127. I like the sweet friendships on Winnie the Pooh.

  128. We took our daughter to see Winnie the Pooh a few months ago as her first movie and she loved it. What a fabulous post filled with great ideas. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  129. Candice Lane says:

    I love all of the characters. Its a very good tale of the love of friendship, sticking together (with or without hunny involved) and to accept others they way they are (gloomy, timid, tiggerific, full of fluff) Its a must have childhood story.

  130. Lisa Hutcheson says:

    I love the simplicity and innocence of the stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. There just aren’t many shows anymore that are totally “safe” in our household, but Pooh Bear is always a winner. <3

  131. i love that Pooh and his friends are so kind to one another.

  132. I love Tigger because he’s so bouncy! But I think what I like best is that Pooh in his simplest way being a bear of little brain comes up with profound observations in between his nonsensical rhymes. :)

  133. I love Pooh and my son is beginning to love him as well. We often find ourselves saying things from the books! I love how loveable Pooh is:)

  134. We love Winnie the Pooh over here because that silly ol’ bear brings this whole silly family together. We’d love to experience the latest movie together!

  135. I love how relaxed it is. And the child-like quality of the conversations.

  136. We love everything about Pooh.

  137. The traits of each character are so unique. you just have to love each and every one! Especially Tigger and Piglet!!

  138. LOVE winnie the pooh!!! reminds me of my childhood…would love to win so that my kids can enjoy him like I did!!!!!!!!!!

  139. I love Winne-the-Pooh! There is just something gentle and pleasant about those stories…many fond memories. :-)

  140. Winnie the Pooh was one of the first movies my daughter watched. I love the themes of friendship and love!

  141. Lynette W. says:

    I love that Pooh has taught my kids how to count and how to rhyme (Pooh’s ABC’s and 123’s). Love that my kids Love them no matter what! We love T-I-Double G-ER – everything we love!

    Thanks for the give-away!

  142. I love Pooh! Have always loved Pooh! I have taught my children to love Pooh! But, what I like the most about him is his simplicity. After all, he is a bear of very little brain. Maybe I am, too. But, I love how simple things are for him. And, I like simple things, too.

  143. I love my memories as a child watching the original poohs at my grandparents house on vhs. I have wanted to buy them but haven’t found them fostools to share with my children. I alsl planned to take my two year old to see it at the dollar theater but i guess if it’s on video I won’t be able to do that either. Would love to share this with my kids in the years to come! Such a cute movie.

  144. We LOVE Pooh at our house! We saw it in the theater this summer and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the DVD!

  145. Elizabeth says:

    We love Pooh and his friends at our house. I really love the old adventures of Pooh movie, but would love to see this one, too. Love the simplicity and friendships portrayed.

  146. Linda Adajr says:

    When I was a very young girl, I receive a copy “HOUSE AT POOH CORNER ” I was very sick and needed to stay in bed for about 10 months. Since I was confined to a hospital bed and did not have a TV in the room I was being read to constantly. Some of the neighbors would come sit and read to me. But my most favorite time was at night when my Mom, Dad, and older Sister would come read out of the Pooh book. Each night each one would pick a different character to be. Dad made the best Eyore and mom was Rabbit while Suzanne was Pooh and Piglet. I have very fond memories of our night reading Pooh This certainly made being bed ridden much easier to handle and gave all of us something to look forward to night. I would love to have the new movie to enjoy with my grandchildren as they share my love of Pooh with me.

  147. I like that Pooh and his friends are innocent. In the world that we live in today, kids need that!

  148. I love the sweet words in the Pooh storybooks…there are great lines of friendship and kindness, that I have quoted throughout the years…thanks for the giveaway! ~C

  149. I’ve always loved Pooh. My children do too. :)

  150. I love how considerate the characters are.

  151. Heffalumps and Woozles! I’m a true Pooh fan and it was my nickname growing up. I think I may have even had a Pooh nursery.

  152. I love the slower pace. With all that fluff in his head Pooh does have to think harder, but I think it shows how well Mr. Milne knew children. Reading the books aloud is wonderful.

  153. I like the sweet innocence of Pooh and his friends, and my son just loves reading stories about Pooh as well.

  154. I loved it when Pooh and his gang would play “Pooh sticks.” They would watch the sticks glide across the water and see who’s was the fastest. My kids played this at the park this summer…so cute.

  155. Kristy V. says:

    Pooh and Piglet have been a longtime favorite of my kids and myself! This post has helped shape my own rainy day here! Thank you so much!

  156. Dawn Ritchie says:

    Who doesn’t love Pooh? I mean, seriously. Eeyore has always been my favorite character, but my (almost) 2 year old daughter loves Pooh. She’s never seen a movie/cartoon of him, but she loves the dolls she refused to put down at the Disney store! This movie would be such a nice treat (for her and I)!

  157. I love how Pooh is so gentle and calm with his friends….

  158. I love how Pooh is so gentle and calm with his friends…

  159. My daughter loves the theme song. she goes crazy everytime she hears it.

  160. I love their innocence. Great shows for young kids!

  161. Both my girls were naturally drawn to Pooh and friends with no influence from anyone. My youngest found a favorite in Piglet. I love that I don’t have to worry about the content – anymore it’s hard to even find animated movies that are 100% good for children. :)

  162. Charlene W. says:

    We love Pooh! We especially love Eeyore. My youngest is so sweet, he always wants to make Eeyore happy. : )

  163. When I was in 5th grade I actually played Eeyore in a school play! :-) So I kinda love that gloomy gray donkey!

  164. I love Winnie the Pooh! It has always been one of my favorites! My kids do like it too, but I think I would be more excited than they would if I won!

  165. We love Pooh and Friends here. I love how they interact with each other, the way they run their little community. It makes them seem almost real. You expect to find them in the woods, living real lives, lol.

  166. When I was about four my older cousins would always call me Pooh, so I’ve always felt a special affinity for the funny old bear!

  167. I have always loved Tigger and Eeyore. Their personalities are so funny and yet completely opposit!

  168. My favorite is still the original stories by A. A. Milne. We have CDs read by Jim Broadbent. His wonderful British accent adds so much to the already clever stories. It’s great to listen to kids’ stories that are also fun for the parents! But I’m sure my girls would also enjoy the movie.

  169. I love the personalities. My hubbie and I often use the differing personalities to help describe people or our kids. (Jr. was all Tigger today etc.)

  170. This may seem strange, but I love Eeyore. I mean, can’t we all relate to him at some time or another? :-)

  171. I love how different all the characters are, but they all get along well. It’s a great message for kids.

  172. Baking on blustery days is a big favorite at my house. Especially anything that’s tasty every step of the way (chocolate chips, then cookie dough or cake batter, then icing, then sprinkles).

  173. I love that they have a range of personalities just like we do. I’m an Eyore, my son is a Piglet, and my daughter and hubby are Tiggers. And of course we all know “rabbit ” people.

  174. I love that they are just so nice to everyone. I walk away from watching a Pooh movie just feeling nice :-)

  175. I love that all the characters are SO very different, but still get along and are friends (well, mostly…Tigger & Rabbit have some work to do). A nice reminder when dealing w/ siblings who are quite different from one another!

  176. I love how the Pooh characters show the gamut of personalities (and moods!) people can exhibit.

  177. I love Pooh because my daughter loves Pooh. When we were expecting we found cute Pooh bedding and as an infant my daughter became very attached to her stuffed Pooh Bear. He is still her constant companion 3 years later. She was sweet enough to offer up her beloved Tigger for her baby sister.
    The best thing about Pooh,is that he’s innocent. There’s no sketchy behavior or rude language. He’s a loveable guy.We took my daughter to the new Pooh movie in theatres,her first movie ever!Thanks for the chance to win and for the blustery day activities!

  178. I love Eeyore. Sometimes I feel like a little dark cloud is hanging over me, too. I love that my children can watch the show without me having to be in the room because it is “too scary”.

  179. Thank you for the ideas! My two big boys (taller than their Dad!) still like to play Pooh Sticks. :) And I’d love to win the DVD; it would be a perfect gift for my nephew.

  180. I’m love little Roo! He’s got such an honest/real personality, and his friendship with the others is adorable to watch!

  181. amanda l h says:

    I love Tigger and his bundle of energy!

  182. My Mom used to read us the original stories and she enjoyed them just as much as we did! love those memories!

  183. I love Winnie-the-Pooh! He was such a part of my life growing up! I even did a couple of reports in High School and College about him and AA Milne! Love all parts!!

  184. One thing I love about Pooh and all his friends is the gentleness of the stories, which are all about friendship and loyalty.

  185. We love that pooh and his friends always help each other out. And we love when tigger bounces on his tail.

  186. Catherine says:

    I grew up in England and loved the Winnie The Pooh Stories. I remember making Honey Cookies with my Mum from a Winnie The Pooh recipe and playing pooh sticks growing up.

  187. Winnie the Pooh has always had a special place in my heart :) my mom tells me I watched the movie everyday when I was a toddler :) My daughter’s room is decorated with Winnie the Pooh :) I love Pooh’s childlike disposition and his suprising words of wisdom that just pull at your heart strings :) I just love Pooh!

  188. I love that Pooh Bear and his friends are very caring and compassionate.

  189. I love how simple Pooh see’s things and the friendship he has with all of his pals.

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