1 year old

Playing Winnie the Pooh's Favourite Game - Pooh Sticks


We love Winnie the Pooh.  I read the books as a child and read them to my children now. It's wonderful to see that they enjoy the same sweet and simple stories that children have for generations.  In The House at Pooh Corner the characters play a little game called Pooh Sticks, and it's one that Ethan and Ivy love to play as well.

What you'll need:
  • a flowing river
  • a bridge
  • a stick for each player
As long as you have a river with a bridge over it, you are ready to play!  We are lucky enough to have one nearby, so we get to play Pooh Sticks whenever we like.  We walk through the trees and choose one stick each.  Ethan likes to collect sticks on our walks anyway, so this usually just gives those sticks a purpose.

Once we each have a stick we head over to the bridge and stand on the side that the water is flowing from.  Then we count to three, and we all drop in our sticks at the same time!

Then we run over to the other side of the bridge to see whose stick will pass through first, and they are the winner!  

I have talked to Ethan a little bit about techniques, whether his stick has won because it is the biggest or the smallest, and I think that he does sometimes take that on board when choosing his next stick.  But mostly it is just a lot of fun, and we love to play it together!

This post is part of the Winnie the Pooh Day blog hop hosted by Peakle Pie.  Take a look at all of the other Winnie the Pooh fun that people are having today:

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Winnie-the-Pooh's Honey Snacks from Kelly's Classroom
Where in The World is Winnie The Pooh? from Castle View Academy
DIY Winnie The Pooh Letters  from Adventures of Adam
Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft  from In the Playroom
Winnie the Pooh Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes

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  1. Oh my goodness! I had completely forgotten about playing pooh sticks. I used to love it as a child and have actually visited Winnie the Pooh "world" and played Pooh Sticks on the actual bridge.

    1. Wow, that's so cool! We've got to take the kids there one day :)

  2. That looks like a lot of fun! my kids would love to play!

    1. It is so much fun and the kids can literally play for hours!

  3. I LOVED stick races when I was a kid!


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