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1996 - Get Your Audience Into Your Act
Make paper or felt veggies for a special retelling of the
Stone Soup story.
1997 - Selkie Puppets
Make a selkie puppet ( a doll with a removable seal skin)
to help you tell this selkie story.
1998 - Telling Science Fiction with Overhead Projector
Photocopy science fiction characters onto overhead
transparencies to tell a science fiction story. Make up a story to go with
1999 Tradin' Tales with Grandparents
Learn about intergenerational storytelling and
storytelling with paper dolls.
1999 Tales of the Wee Folk
Learn how to make pipecleaner mini-folk to help you tell
tales of fairies, pixies, leprechauns, elves, gnomes, brownies, nisse,
menehune, nunus and other wee folk.
1999 Storytelling in the Car with Pencil Pal Puppets.
Learn how to make Pencil Pal Puppets with spool knitting
to help you tell tales during car trips.
1999 Tradin' True Horse Tales
Learn how to tell true stories with fiction characters and
make feltboard Characters from computer clip art.
Winter, 2000 – Tandem Telling:
Storytelling With a Friend
Read "A Twisted Tandem Tale." Create
new tales from a game.
2000 – Telling in Two Languages
secret for tandem telling in two languages so anyone can understand your
2000 – Meet the Fuzzybodies in Draw & Tell
fingerprint Fuzzybodies for Draw & Tell Tales. Read "The
Fuzzybodies Big Move." Create a hero for your own stories.
2001 – Creating Diorama Dramas
Make a paper
plate diorama. Move a character with magnet and paper clip wile telling
the tale. Create more diorama stories.
2001 – Storytelling with Portable Pictographs
people used petroglyphs and pictographs on cave and canyon walls to help
tell stories. Create rock art on stones to tell your tales.
2001 – Attend a Summer Storytelling Festival
keep a Festival Scrapbook? Read "The Best Festival Scrapbook."
Print a Festival Scrapbook Page to start a record book.
2002 – Friendship Boxes
Grandmother's magic box held a Readers' Theater script for two friends to
2002 – The Peace Puzzle
"The Missing Peace Puzzle Piece." Make a magnetic Peace puzzle.
Adapt for younger kids.
2002 – Storytelling with Paper Dolls
Quest," story. Ct out a paper doll and her clothes. Learn to tell
tales with paper dolls. Tips for creating your own quest stories.
2002 The Magic Storytelling Stick
Make a Magic Storytelling Stick. "Create Your
Own Storytelling Badge" for your youth group.
2003 Fantasy Fun
Tell tales with an overhead projector and two
transparencies. Make a Sprite move across a scene or a photograph.
Storytelling Gloves let your hands help tell your
a Storytelling Apron
"The Storytelling Apron" shows how to
use this special apron. Craft instructions tell how to make one.
2004Take a Family History StoryQuest
Create Magnetic Family Tree Cards and put your Family
Tree Puzzle together.
2004 Dollhouse Dramas
Read "A Room of My Own." Make Pipe
Cleaner Dollhouse Dolls to help tell tales with a dollhouse.
2004 Traveling with a Storytelling Pillow
Use a pattern story to create your tales. Make
a felt Storytelling Pillow with a secret compartment to store the
2004 Group Storytelling with Pop-up Puppets
Turn "The Little Red Hen" into
audience participation story with pop-up puppets you can make from a tube
sock, Styrofoam ball, and paper cup.
2005 A StoryQuest for Peace
Collect Peace Pieces in story sentences for your
StoryQuest Box. Read "The Peace Angel's Gift."
Spring 2005 Audience
Participation With a Sock-Doll Marionette
Make a simple sock-doll marionette and learn how
to use it by playing Simon Says game.
2005 Convertible Puppets for Storytelling Mini-Clubs
Learn to make a simple hand puppet that can
change its clothes to match the story you want to tell. Read "A
Fall 2005 Tabletop
Telling with Storytelling Cards
Discover the fun of working with
storytelling cards. Make a practice set of Fuzzybody Cards.
Winter 2006 Teaching
Your Dragon to Fly
Fold the special dragon paper airplane and teach
it to fly as you tell a tale.
Spring 2006 Letting Your Audience
Learn how your audience can help tell a Tooth
Fairy Story with storytelling signs.
2006 Creating Today Tales from Ancient Stories
Learn how to use a doll as a puppet to tell
modern versions of ancient tales.
2006 What's Intergenerational Storytelling?
Read "Grandpa's Ghost: Secrets in the
Attic." Make invitations/decorations for intergenerational
2007 Take a Bright Fantasy StoryQuest
Read "The Sprite's StoryQuest" and
play the StoryQuest game on the World of Fantasy Map.
2007 The Fairy Garden Adventures
Learn how to build a Fairy Garden and create a series of fairy
adventure tales to go with it.
2007 Time Travel Tales: Creating Historical Fiction
Learn how to create your own historical fiction
stories. Cut out a mini Junior Storyteller.
Fall 2007 Create a Storytelling Slide
Learn how to create a slide show to present while
telling your tale. Read "A Surprise Inside."
Winter 2008 Mistakes and Discoveries
Learn how to use a story pattern, voice changes, and how
to create your own mistake/discovery story.
Spring 2008 A-Maze-ing tales and
With a magnet in one hand and a cardboard
"stage" in the other, you can make a Paper Puzzle Player walk
through some A-Maze-ing Tales
Summer 2008 Celebrating Rights and
Freedoms with Stories
Celebrate the Fourth of July, Constitution Week, Bill
of Rights Day, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day with a sidewalk Chalk Talk
Festival. read "The Story Behind It" and learn how to draw stars
Fall 2008 A Storytelling
Learn What to do When Your Mind Goes Blank. Read about
A Video Workshop and discover the fun of audience participation stories.
Winter 2009) The True Story of The
Tell the same story from three different character's
point of view. Create an origami Excuse Monster to help you.
Spring 2009 The Indoor/Outdoor Egg Hunt
Explore Tabletop Telling with a Tabletop Theater and
five story characters.
Summer 2009 The Birthday Party Picnic
Help the Junior Storyteller celebrate its 15th
birthday with a Storytelling Picnic, paper plate masks, and unique voices
for your story characters.
Fall 2009 Costumes and Patterns
Use a pattern to create a Fairy Princess costume for your
doll, and learn to use a story pattern to create new tales.
Winter 2010 Creating Changeable Stories
for Convertible Puppets
Make a convertible hand puppet with one head and several
cloth bodies. Train Your Puppet To Help Tell Your Tales.
Spring 2010 Dreams, Dream Dolls, and
Dream Doll Stories
Turn dreams into stories by creating a new beginning and
ending. Demonstrate a craft wile telling it.
Summer 2010 Beginning-to-tell-TalesResources
Read a story created just for beginning storytellers.
Create a Tabletop Telling Map to help tell it.