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

February 27, 2014

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…

A sign in front of a refrigerator

A bag sitting on top of a table

Bears and Teddy bear

A group of items on a table

A book sitting on top of a table

A teddy bear sitting on top of a pile of stuffed animals

A large brown teddy bear sitting on top of a stuffed animal

A group of stuffed animals sitting next to a teddy bear

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

  • Kate On Thin Ice February 27, 2014 at 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

  • Emma February 28, 2014 at 7:57 am

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

  • Emma February 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    ooooh LOVE this idea. What fun. xx

  • maggy, red ted art February 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

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

  • Sonya Cisco February 28, 2014 at 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!

  • Kirsty February 28, 2014 at 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

  • Liz Burton February 28, 2014 at 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!

  • Alice February 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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

  • Michelle Twin Mum February 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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

  • Nikki Thomas February 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Aw that is so cute,what a lovey idea.

  • Mammasaurus February 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I love how you have done this Sarah! x

  • Debbie February 28, 2014 at 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

  • Carolin March 1, 2014 at 12:44 am

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

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