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Jim Henson on Making Puppets
Jim Henson on Making Puppets

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, screenwriter, film director and producer. You may remember him as creator of The Muppets and voice behind Kermit the frog. Such an innovative man! Below is a video with various simple puppet making tutorials. Enjoyed it so much, thought I should post and share….

Color Me Post Cards
Color Me Post Cards

In an attempt to bring back the written word to our lives, I would like to introduce my newest creation, “Color Me Post Cards”! All three designs have a clean, elegant and playful composition for children to color and write a quick note on the back. These post cards are a wonderful activity and a […]

Fun and Yucky Recipes!
Fun and Yucky Recipes!

This post was inspired by a neighbor in search of some fun and yucky recipes to pass the time. This list of favorites is dedicated to her and others looking for some messy manipulative ideas. From slime to gunk to silly putty and Papier-mâché, to good old fashioned playdough. I hope that you enjoy them […]

Movement Stories “The Painter and the Elves”
Movement Stories "The Painter and the Elves"

As promised in my last post, a movement story from Helen Landalf’s book, Movement stories. “The Painter and the Elves” Introduction to the children: In our story today we’ll be moving in different pathways. Pathways are like designs we paint on the floor or in the air with our body parts. Right where we are, […]

Movement Stories
Movement Stories

MOVEMENT STORIES FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-6 is an invaluable resource for preschool and primary teachers, daycare providers, studio dance teachers, parents, and anyone who seeks to enrich the lives of children through creative experiences. The ten Movement Stories in this book are active, imaginative tales to be told by a narrator as children act them […]

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