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On ZACH’s Kleberg Stage • For ages 3 and up Adapted by le Clanche du Rand • Music by Allan J. Friedman Lyrics by A.A. Milne and Kristin Sergel • Directed by Nat Miller

James Armstrong and Larry Connelly Title Sponsor

Executive Producers


Activity: Coloring

Activity: Math Sequencing

Color Winnie the Pooh and his friend Piglet walking together.

Follow the numerical order to connect the dots and find out what object Eeyore has pinned as a tail.

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12 13 15

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Activity: Science (Habitats) Pooh and his friends live happily in the Hundred Acre Wood, but would all of the animals in the story live in the same habitat in real life? Fill out the chart and check the answers (upside down on this page), to see if you are right! Character Name

Kind of Animal

Habitat

A. Pooh B. Piglet C. Kanga D. Owl E. Eeyore F. Christopher Robin

Did you know:

E. Eeyore: Donkey, they can be found in the deserts of Africa but many donkeys are domesticated worldwide D. Owl: Bird, Forest C. Kanga: Kangaroo, Forests, grassy plains, and Savannahs in Australia and Tasmania B. Piglet: Pig, Farm (pigs are actually found in many climates around the globe, but generally are found in forest, swamps, and shrublands) A. Pooh: Bear, forest

Science Activity Answers:

At left is a photo of A.A. Milne, Christopher Robin, and his stuffed bear Winnie the Pooh.

F. Christopher Robin: Human, Everywhere!

Christopher Robin was a real boy, the son of the author A.A. Milne, and he really did have a stuffed teddy bear whom he named Winnie the Pooh. He also had a stuffed piglet, donkey, tiger, and kangaroo. Christopher Robin was born in 1920, and died in 1996.


Activity: Language Arts (Pooh’s Rhyme Time)

Funny, Honey!

Winnie the Pooh loves poetry and riddles. Rhyming words have the same vowel sound and ending sound. Help Pooh with his silly rhymes! Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the first word (in blue):

Short Vowel Sounds:

Long Vowel Sounds:

has

hot

bat

top

Care

for

cat

race

dare

Wet

wit

pet

pen

wig

Hear

heat

her

near

ten

Ship

zip

sit

sup

shot

Nice

nine

mice

spin

pit

Pot

top

snap

pat

spot

Snow

sat

pond

on

grow

Bug

cub

bus

rug

big

Tune

note

June

nut

tape

Imagining the costumes

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In ZACH’s production, the audience arrives and catches our actors by surprise - they’re not quite ready for the show! So all the actors have to scramble to find whatever costumes they can to make the show happen. But you’ll see that each character has one key element to remind you of the characters from Winnie the Pooh. You’ll see colors and shapes that identify with each character. For Pooh, of course there’s a red t-shirt, and for Eeyore, there are long ears. Once you see those essential elements, your imagination will fill in the rest. To the right are some examples of my research for the characters as well as drawings of what the costumes look like. –Christina Montgomery, Costume Designer

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Pooh

owl

Eeyore

Use your imagination and draw your own costume for Kanga, Piglet or Rabbit in the area below.

Costume renderings: Christina Montgomery. Cover illustration: Rona Ebert, based on drawings by E.H. Shepard Pooh illustration at top by E.H. Shepard.


Activity: Language Arts (Draw/Cross/Match) Who said it from the story? Draw a line from the character’s name (at left in red) to the quote (at right in blue). Christopher Robin

“My friends and relations keep following me around. It’s hard to keep track of them.”

Kanga

“My tail is absent. Where has it gone to?”

Eeyore

“It’s hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal.”

Winnie-the Pooh

“I love figuring out riddles.”

Owl

“What happened to my Baby Roo?”

Piglet

“See you later. I have to do my homework.”

Rabbit

“The customary procedure in such cases is as follows…”

Baby Roo

“Whee! Look at me jumping!“

Winnie the Pooh Team

Discussion Questions:

Director....................................................................................... Nat Miller Musical Director/Musician .....................................Allen Robertson Choreographer.......................................................Karly Powell Lewis Winnie the Pooh.............................................................Will Cleveland Piglet/Baby Roo/Owl........................................................... Sara Burke Understudy Piglet/Baby Roo/Owl..........................Megan Rabuse Christopher Robin/Rabbit................................J. Quinton Johnson Understudy Christopher Robin/Rabbit......... Michael Marchese Eeyore/Kanga.....................................................................Russel Taylor Understudy Eeyore/Kanga.......................................... Chase Brewer Stage Manager..................................................................Megan Smith Assistant Stage Manager........................... Sloan Buffum-Robbins Set Designer/Prop Designer............................................. Scott Groh Lighting Designer......................................................Rachel Atkinson Costume Designer........................................Christina Montgomery Sound Designer...............................................................Pete Martinez Education Director................................................................. Nat Miller Performing Arts School Manager....................................Chad Dike Pre-Professional Manager...................................................Jen Young Education Associate................................................Kate Shaw-Nappi Education Assistant......................................................... Shannon Fox

1. Who were your favorite characters and why? 2. How was the play the same or different than Winnie the Pooh stories you know? 3. What were some of the problems the characters faced in the play? 4. One reason Rabbit was afraid of Kanga was because she was new to the forest and was a stranger. How did you feel about how quickly Rabbit judged somebody he did not know? How do you respond when you meet somebody new? 5. Rabbit apologizes to Kanga for playing a trick on her. Have you ever apologized for something you have done? How did you feel after you said you were sorry? Did you ever receive an apology? Did you forgive the person, why or why not? 6. In the play, Piglet says “it’s hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal.”  Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. What does it mean to be brave? Give an example of a time when you were brave.

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7. When Pooh and Piglet discover it’s Eeyore’s birthday, they decide to give him a present. Neither of them has any money, so they give him gifts from their homes. Eeyore greatly appreciates their gifts because Pooh and Piglet are his friends. Have you ever made a gift? What was it? What is most important when giving a gift?

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Write a letter or postcard about your favorite part of the play and mail to:

Dear ZACH;

ZACH Theatre Attention: EDUCATION 1510 Toomey Road Austin, Texas 78704

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Official Healthcare Sponsor of ZACH Theatre

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Winnie the Pooh Enrichment Guide