The Toys series by Emily Jenkins is one of my newer favorite read-alouds for the school age. The short stories follow the adventures of three toys: a buffalo named Lumphy, a plush Stingray, and a ball named Plastic.
Here’s a craft to make Lumphy and Stingray puppets so the children can create their own adventures.
Brown lunch paper bag
Lumphy (you can copy on brown paper, or have children color)
Cut out the pieces and glue to paper bag.
blue square dessert plate
blue craft stick (you can purchase colored sticks, or paint the sticks blue)
Position the paper plate like a diamond.
Glue two goggly eyes in the upper corner.
Glue a craft stick to the bottom corner as the “stingray.”
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