21st Century After School Spring 2011
Flamingo Marionettes

One of my favorite after school projects was that of the Flamingo Marionette. I had been sharing my collection of marionettes with my after school kids, as a special treat, on occasion, and soon they began asking me if I could help them make there own. With a little research I found a handful of ideas for making marionette birds and combined them to come up with my own version, which turned out to be one of the most fun and funny! projects I’ve done with the kids. This project provided lessons on counting, measuring, and balance, as well as the importance of understanding your materials, and how to manage them for a tedious task… And we even got a little rhythm and dance in!