Story: Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves
– Foam: green, white, black, orange or blue
– Straw (to use as ‘bones’ to give structure to the pant legs and arms)
– Yarn (for puppet strings)
– Doll Rod – Puppet handle
– Wooden Clothes Pin (to be able to release secondary string attached to head)
– Various fabric for clothes (shirt and pants)
Participation Age Range: 3 to 8 years old
Counting Sleeps’ Sheep
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
I count the sheep– 1, 2, 3
MOVE INDEX FINGER AS IF COUNTING OBJECTS
HOLD UP FINGERS AS COUNTS
With wool like a cloudy sea
LOOK UP, HANDS OVERHEAD AND MOVE IN WAVY PATTERN
I count the sheep– 4, 5, 6
As they jump a fence of sticks
ONE HAND MAKES A FENCE PERPENDICULAR TO BODY;
HAVE OTHER HAND FISTED AND “JUMP” IT OVER FENCE
I count the sheep– 7, 8, 9
On imagined hills of mine
BRING FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FASHION ROUNDED HILL
I count the sheep– 10 and more
AS BEFORE; FOR “MORE”, TURN PALMS FLAT AND OUT
When I start to drift and snore
HANDS TOGETHER, TOUCHING SIDE OF FACE
Read on for flannel board adaptation.
Light Gray construction paper
Dark Gray paper
White paper (eyes)
White cardstock (teeth)
Black foam or paper (eye pupils)
Ellison Visor die (head)
Ellison Rod die, (eyebrows)
1 ⁵/₁₆ dia circle die/punch (eyes)
AccuCut Owl die (eye pupils)
Scissors to cut quick triangles (teeth)
Yarn 45 inches
Story: Yummy! Yummy! Food for My Tummy! by Sam Lloyd
Scissors to cut plate with
Brown and White Paint
Sponge (or paint brush)
Different color scrapes of paper, foam, and fabric/felt
Story: Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom by Steve Smallman
large paper plate
light blue paint (blue and white paint mix)
gray construction paper (ears)
white cardstock (tusks and eyes)
black construction paper (eye pupils)
AccuCut Oval Die (to make a hole for trunk)
Circles made from Custom die 3/4″ and AccuCut Planet Die
How the Elephant Got Its Trunk by Rudyard Kipling
Who Took the Book from the Library Shelf
By CK Emanuel
To the tune of “Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?”
All: Who took the book from the library shelf?
Voice One: (Name of child or character) took of the book from the library shelf.
Voice Two (Accused child or character): Who, me?
All: Yes, you!
Voice Two: Couldn’t be!
All: Then who?
Return to beginning omitting first line. Continue as time/people allows. For last time run through, after “Yes, you!”
Last Voice: It’s true.
All: Good for you!
Add a clapping rhythm: Pat lap then clap hands together to the beat of the song, repeat until end of song.
Red Felt (outside of strawberry)
Green Felt (leaves and stem)
Cardstock/Cardboard (inside of strawberry)
Pink or Red and White Paint (to paint inside of strawberry)
Yellow fabric paint (for strawberry seeds)
Velcro tabs or magnet strips (to hold halves together until time to “cut” as well as to keep the stem and leaves on until “cutting” time)
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood