Rain doesn’t stop play on our Barny winter #LittleAdventures

The British weather is doing it’s best at the moment to ensure that we all stay indoors, I’m sure that the energy company bosses are all outside doing a rain dance to earn themselves a bit more money. With weather beating against the window panes, it can be hard to persuade Roo and Tigger that we can’t really go outside so at the weekend I thought I’d try and make being indoors a little more fun.

As Roo has a large collection of teddies and soft toy I thought it only right that I set up a Teddy Bears picnic, however instead of just setting it up and letting them get on with it I opted for a little trail of clues. I made some tags using PicMonkey and printed them out on my new printer…

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Once I had my cards I attached some teddy bear ribbon I had from a previous project and a Barny treat then set off placing them all around Roo’s bedroom…

1. Barny winter #LittleAdventures

2. If you go down to the woods today, #LittleAdventures

3. You're sure of a big surprise

4. If you go down to the woods today, #LittleAdventures

5. You'd better go in disguise. #LittleAdventures

6. For every bear that ever there was

7. Will gather there for certain because

8. Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Roo and Tigger had great fun looking for all the cards, reciting the rhyme over and over to make sure they found them in the right order. Best of all, we all got to sit down and enjoy a teddy bears picnic once they’d found all the treats.

What do you do to make playing indoors more fun?


Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here



  1. February 27, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Love what you have done to create a fun indoor adventure.
    Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. February 28, 2014 / 7:57 am

    That looks like great fun! I need them to be available here. Not only for lunchboxes, but for me! 😀

  3. February 28, 2014 / 11:03 am

    ooooh LOVE this idea. What fun. xx

  4. February 28, 2014 / 11:12 am

    Awww so cute! Looks like you have had lots of fun!

  5. February 28, 2014 / 11:20 am

    What a lovely idea! Us parents have certainly needed our imaginations to keep coming up with new indoor fun ideas this winter!

  6. February 28, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    That is such a lovely way to build up the excitement to an indoor picnic! We had an indoor picnic last week but I didn’t do clues around the house beforehand – that is such a great idea x

  7. February 28, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    This is so adorable! I couldn’t comment earlier on my phone, so I’m back to do it now.

    Love the idea of a clues trail, and I can just imagine you all singing the song!

  8. February 28, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    This is such a cute idea! Combining two fun indoor games… love it x

  9. February 28, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    What a super creative idea Sarah, I love it. big well done and good luck. Mich x

  10. February 28, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Aw that is so cute,what a lovey idea.

  11. Mammasaurus
    February 28, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    I love how you have done this Sarah! x

  12. February 28, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    What a fab idea!
    I had a music box which played “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” when I was little.
    Completely magical. x

  13. March 1, 2014 / 12:44 am

    Such a lovely idea. We love a teddy bear picnic…

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