Friday, August 7, 2009

There was an old lady...

Hi friends,
For the August make I thought we could create a project you could use in your home or under the shade of your favorite tree to give you a break from the summer heat. We will be making “old lady” puppets—but not just any old lady—we will be making old lady who swallowed a fly-old lady-puppets (I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…). I am pretty sure you are all familiar with the song from which this activity has been inspired but if not, or you need a refresher, you can check out a sampling HERE.

If you are able to attend this make, you will help your child assemble a puppet from a pre-cut paper bag, glue, and collage materials like paper, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, yarn, etc. You will also receive two sets of paper animals that the old lady will “swallow”…as the song goes. One set will be a simple line drawing of the animals that your child can color in and the other set will be a pre-colored version of the same animals which you can use instead if your child is not in the coloring mood or for if you’d like to have a back-up set, a set to laminate, whatever. You will also get a copy of the lyrics to the song in case your memory needs a little refreshing...I know mine did.

LET'S MEET: in the church primary room Friday, August 21st at 10 am
RSVP: on or before the night of Wednesday, August 19th. To do this, leave a comment on this post or email me (see sidebar)
FEES-SHMEES: $2 cash per child/per puppet
ALSO: If you recall, one of the phrases from the song says, "perhaps she'll die" and the old lady does indeed die at the end of the story after eating a horse. This is the way I sing it to my kids at home since we make a big deal about how silly, and impossible the story would be in real life. However, if you are uncomfortable with using the original lyrics, for the make, we can replace the old phrase with "perhaps she'll cry" instead. Please let me know your thoughts by email. If I don't hear from anyone regarding this matter then I will stick with the original phrase when the project is presented.
P.S. If you participated in the "beach in a bottle" make last month and would like to have a re-do, bring your old bottle or the materials from your old bottle and I can give you some clean oil, glitter and colored water for a second attempt...perhaps without sand this time! If you no longer have your original bottle I also still have some seashells so you can make a new one from scratch if you want too...keep in mind this offer only stands while supplies last.


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