Crafts from Your Favorite Children's Songs
From the Series Storytime Crafts
Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and get out your scissors and paste! Your favorite children’s songs are about to be more fun than ever. Here are step-by-step instructions for song-related puppets, toys, jewelry, games, and other projects. You can make a CHANGING FACE PUPPET to go with a chorus of If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands. Maybe you’d like to wear a BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP LAPEL PIN—or perhaps a TISKET A TASKET GREEN AND YELLOW BASKET NECKLACE. For some action, make the EEENSY, WEENSY SPIDER wash down the drain or help the PEOPLE ON THE BUS GO UP AND DOWN. Or, if you like to laugh, try the OLD MAN IS SNORING PUPPET. He is designed to make some very interesting noises! Whichever of the twenty adorable projects you choose, you’re sure to have a rollicking good time!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
The Horn Book Guide
“Taking her inspiration from such songs as ‘The Farmer in the Dell,’ Ross creates twenty crafts, many of which have clever moving parts (e.g., ‘the old man is snoring’ uses an inflated balloon to create snoring sounds). Color drawings illustrate the steps.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Kathy Ross
Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.
Illustrator: Vicky Enright
Vicky Enright has illustrated a number of highly successful Kathy Ross craft titles. Enright lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and a big, brown dog that has a habit of popping up in her books.