Pippi is not only strong and kind, she is also independent, generous, playful, funny, and adventurous. Here are some suggestions on how to have fun with Pippi. Have a lovely playtime!
Colour and draw Pippi Longstocking and her friends
Please find images to use here
Learn how to dance the schottische
Who doesn’t enjoy kicking up their feet with a bit of schottische?
Mix and make your own pancakes, like Pippi Longstocking
Take your seaty, pancake-eaty"
Bake your own ginger biscuits
On the floor, just like Pippi Longstocking
What can you find that becomes slippery under kids’ feet and makes it possible to slide around singing?
Dress-up as Pippi Longstocking
Set up an obstacle course, using whatever you can find such as rugs and chairs, and leap about in the room without touching the floor.
‘Then it was time for games. Pippi suggested they play one called Shipwrecked. It was very simple. All they had to do was make their way round the kitchen without putting a single foot on the floor. Pippi scuttled round in a flash, but Tommy and Annika did quite well too. They started on the draining board and if they stretched out their legs as far as they could they could get to the stove, then from the stove to the log box, the log box to the hat rack, down on to the table and from there over two stools to the corner cupboard. Between the corner cupboard and the draining board there was a distance of several metres, but luckily that’s where the horse was standing and if they climbed onto his back at the tail end and slid along to his head end, and just at the right moment made a jump for it, they would land on the draining board.’
Read an extract about thing-finders from the book Pippi Longstocking here
New word game
There are so many words that we haven’t made up yet. Make up your own word and let everyone guess what it means. Suddenly you may have invented a new word.
Make your own clothes
Shipwrecks are exciting: pirates, letter-in-a-bottle, desert islands, treasures and gold coins. What are you waiting for?
Make a tea party
Enjoy some lemonade and cookies
Dress-up as a ghost
The ghosts in the attic can be exciting. Rather kind, but still a bit scary…
Dress-up as a pirate
Make your own kite
Make it any way you like, choosing your own colours, and take it out to the field one day when there is a “kite-wind” blowing.
‘Oh, we haven’t got any music,’ said Pippi, looking disappointed. Then she had an idea.
‘You can play on a comb and paper,’ she said to Bloom. ‘While I dance with him.’ She pointed at Blunder-Karlsson.
Oh yes, Bloom knew how to play on a comb all right. And it echoed through the whole house when he did. Mr Nilsson sat up in his bed, woken-up and sleepy, just in time to see Pippi whirl round and round with Blunder-Karlsson. She was deadly serious and she danced very fast, as if her life depended on it.
Make a quiz
Just like Pippi you can make up a quiz with fun questions about freckles, teachers and other important things.
You shouldn’t tell fibs normally, but sometimes it can be a fun thing to try lying so much that your tongue turns blue.
The backwards game
Fun with the police
“Wow”, said Pippi. “It must be my lucky day today too. Police constables are my favourites. Next to stewed rhubarb.” With police constables you can have lots of fun, playing tag for example.
Make a map of all the places you have travelled or wish to see