Finding Winnie Activities

Finding Winnie activities are your golden ticket to a world where reading leaps off the page and dances into imaginations. Make your read-aloud a roar-some adventure with this bear-fect companion to Novel Effect soundscape.

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43 pages
Grades PreK-5


With our Finding Winnie activities, you’ll have a bear-rific bonanza of literary fun! We’ve tucked in some roar-some English Language Arts activities for you and your learners! Students will claw into comprehension, vocabulary, and research skills to go beyond the book. As students become philosophers and authors, writing templates and discussion prompts reveal their inner Shakes-bear! Not to mention the bear-illiant social skills they’ll develop.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • trace and color a bear.
  • sequence the story.
  • compare and contrast characters.
  • write facts from the story.
  • write about the main idea and details.
  • define vocabulary words.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • create a memory box.
  • follow directions to draw a bear. 
  • participate in an adventure day.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills.

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💙 Once you’ve tucked your Finding Winnie activities into your learning den, pair the book with the historical soundscape in your Novel Effect app! When you’re done, cozy up with these other bear-y good soundscapes!

About the Book and Soundscape

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a true story about a bear named Winnie? On his way to the front, veterinarian Harry Colebourn rescued a bear. He named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Harry’s great-granddaughter tells this remarkable story of friendship. She shares the journey from Canada to England and finally to the London Zoo where Winnie made a new friend named Christopher Robin. Soundscape designers Bryan Atkinson and Eric Goetz collaborated on this cinematic soundscape. The music is reminiscent of cherished dramatic films. The sound design and baby bear sound effects create an ambience that brings the setting, characters, and remarkable friendship to life. 

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