Cow Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Cow! Actually all “cows” are female, males are bulls. And females can have horns, not just males. Researchers have found that if you name a cow and treat her as an individual, she will produce almost 500 more pints of milk a year. Cows have favorite friends and become stressed when they are separated.

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Monkeys in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring monkeys that we found around the web. We also had a free download of monkey paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the monkey theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a monkey puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Monkey Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about monkeys.  We also had a free download of a monkey coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  There was so much to choose from – it was hard to make a decision!
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Monkey Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Monkey! Capuchin monkeys are believed to be one of the smartest New World monkey species. They have the ability to use tools, learn new skills and show various signs of self-awareness. Monkeys also have feelings. They have love, fear and compassion. And some harried parents probably feel their kids are more monkey than human at times.  

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Chicken Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Chicken!  Chickens have prehistoric roots and are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  They also have the ability to regenerate their hearing to almost 100%!  If their hearing starts to fail, they grow new cells.  This is being studied because it could have a huge impact for human deafness.  They really are fascinating animals. 

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Dragons in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring dragons that we found around the web. We also had a free download of dragon paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the dragon theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a dragon puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Dragon Craft Activities

In a previous blog article we listed some Fun Facts about dragons.  We also had a free download of a dragon coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  Kids love dragons and there are a lot of dragon craft activities on the web!

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Dragon Fun Facts

Our Dragon Puppet Sewing Pattern is the pattern of the month! In the Fun Facts blogs about the animals that we have patterns for, we list fun facts about the featured animal. Well, this is going to be just plain fun since dragons are mythological creatures.  Anthropologists suggest that the ideas about dragons came about from ancient discoveries of dinosaur fossils and man’s evolutionary fear of snakes and dangerous reptiles.  Like the komodo dragon.

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Pig Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about pigs.  We also had a free download of a pig coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share some of our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.  There was so much to choose from – it was hard to make a decision!

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Pig Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Pig! No barnyard assortment of puppets would be complete without the pig. And who could forget the fable of The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf? And no children’s book library would be complete without the Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. In our upcoming blog article about books featuring pigs we’ll share our favorite book in that series.

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