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The Snow Baby - A Winter Tale by Suzanne Down

The Snow Baby - A Winter Tale by Suzanne Down

The Snow Baby   by Suzanne Down   One snowy winter day, a kind woman named Anna was walking along the path in the forest carrying a large basket....
The Snow Baby - A Winter Tale for Early Childhood

The Snow Baby - A Winter Tale for Early Childhood

The Snow Baby One snowy winter day, a kind woman named Anna was walking along the path in the forest carrying a large basket.  She lived all alone ...
The Magical Elf Garden - An Advent Story for Young Children

The Magical Elf Garden - An Advent Story for Young Children

The Magical Elf Garden by Suzanne Down   It was December, snow lay deep and crisp all over the land. Finn, who was 8 years old, and his little brot...
Celebrate the Creative - Toddler Egg Dyeing

Celebrate the Creative - Toddler Egg Dyeing

I love dyeing with a passion.  I mostly dye beautiful multicolored silks, wools, and wool felt... It makes my heart sing to watch the colors merge ...
Celebrate the Creative - Pixies and Grandma

Celebrate the Creative - Pixies and Grandma

Often when I am visiting my mom. who is 95 years old, I bring a bag of wool and work on my orders.  We sit together, hang out, and gab.  For me, ti...
Celebrate The Creative - My Outdoor Felting Kitchen

Celebrate The Creative - My Outdoor Felting Kitchen

A beautiful sunny spring afternoon to felt outside in my 'felting kitchen'. The birds are curious, right above me is a nest.  Lilac buds are swelli...
Summer Professional Development Courses 2019  -   Online and In-Person

Summer Professional Development Courses 2019 - Online and In-Person

  Planning Ahead!  Summer Professional Development Courses  2019 Enjoy your summer training courses without having to pay for travel, accommodatio...
First Puppets - Puppetry for Babies

First Puppets - Puppetry for Babies

First Puppets Puppetry For Babies  We love to see a mother lovingly holding a baby on her lap playing with a nursery rhyme puppet.  They are deli...
The Legend Of The Christmas Rose

The Legend Of The Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose Adapted from an Old Legend One clear cold winter night the shepherds gathered in the hills with their sheep.  Snow lay all aroun...
Star Child - Adapted for Early Childhood Puppetry Presentations.

Star Child - Adapted for Early Childhood Puppetry Presentations.

Star Child (or Star Money) is one of the most amazing of all of Grimm’s tales. I told it every year in Winter when I had my preschool. With each...
Mother Earth's Children - An Autumn Tale for Young Children

Mother Earth's Children - An Autumn Tale for Young Children

This sweet story of Mother Earth preparing for Autumn has been a favorite autumn puppet play for preschools and kindergartens for many years.  It...
Autumn Tale  - Puk and Pat to the Rescue!

Autumn Tale - Puk and Pat to the Rescue!

              Puk and Pat to the Rescue! Down in the dell beyond Ashwood Forest, in a teeny tiny birchbark cottage lived Puk and Pat.  They were kn...