Finding Winnie

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November 11, 2016

Finding Winnie

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Vacation Program

  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8
  • By Kiran Zaman, Program Developer

In Finding Winnie, author Lindsay Mattick traces the roots of a classic modern childhood fable to those dangerous years. A Canadian veterinarian brought a bear cub to be his unit's mascot as it joined the conflict in Europe. That bear survived the conflict and lived in a zoo in London where a young boy, Christopher Milne, visited him everyday. The boy's father wove that friendship into the tales of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.

Sew a lovable bear to be your companion. Explore the places around the Museum where adventures can happen. With the class, construct a house for any lost Eeyores. Play Pooh Sticks on the Museum Bridge. Draw a map. Or make and Eeyore to worry and a Piglet to cheer everyone. A celebration of carefree years.

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