Elephants in Books

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

We are continuing the elephant theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with an elephant 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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Frogs in Books

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

We are continuing the frog theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a frog 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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Frog Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about frogs.  We also had a free download of a frog 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. Frog activities are so much fun!
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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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