Winnie-the-Pooh teachers' resource

This resource provides ideas and inspiration for developing literacy and design skills, linked to the V&A’s exhibition Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.

Students are encouraged to discuss what makes A.A. Milne’s books so successful, and take inspiration to develop their own stories, learning to draft, evaluate and edit their work. They will explore E.H. Shepard’s illustrations and understand how his artworks combine with the playful text of Milne to create some of the world’s best-loved children’s books.

There are activities and ideas that you might like to do while visiting the exhibition and a series of stand-alone activities for the classroom. Each classroom activity is divided into two sections, ‘Let’s investigate’ and ‘Take it further.’ ‘Take it further’ offers extension activities and is more suitable for older or higher ability groups.

‘The bees are getting suspicious’, Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E.H. Shepard ©The Shepard Trust, reproduced with permission from Curtis Brown Group Ltd. © Disney. Based on the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.