Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day...

Okay, so I was so inspired by Amber's blog about Memorial Day that I thought I would do a puppet show for the kids to teach them about this special day. Whenever we do a puppet show, I do the whole thing, then Emma and Caleb take turns repeating what they liked or remembered from my show. Here was Emma's prayer when she took her turn:

"Dear God, thank you for our mommies and daddies. Thank you for this very special day and for making thank you cards and thank you for this very lovely day."

When I had done my puppet show, I tried to explain what this day was about, and we said a special prayer for the soldiers and their families who were fighting or had fought in the wars so that we could have the special freedoms we have in the United States of America.

They always like me to sing during a puppet show, so I sang "America the Beautiful." Then I thought, this is a perfect opportunity to start teaching them our national anthem. (I mean, they're almost 3 and 4 years old, right?) Well, too bad I could not remember it for the life of me. Eventually, I wound up calling my mom just to get, "Oh, say can you see..." So much for my patriotism. Guess I'll be the one needing a puppet show.

4 comments:

ATSmith said...

Would have loved to see the puppet show. That's a great idea : )

Christine H. said...

I'm intrigued by the puppet show idea. You'll have to tell me how you do that tomorrow night at LNO! I can't wait!

rebecca said...

You're so creative! What on earth do you use for puppets?

hestermom said...

Uh, remember when the Ojai Pregnancy Center used to give out little care packages from the Catholic ladies or something? Or maybe they were from First Five? Anyway, they each had a little puppet, one a frog, the other a lamb. Yeah, so those are the only puppets I have, but I am thinking of investing in some Lakeshore puppets and making a puppet "theatre" since they so enjoy it. Let me just make sure everyone knows, though, that I am not necessarily GOOD at the puppet show. =)