Specialized Resources for You

Be sure to visit the Ideas page within this “Storytelling Resources for You” group of pages. It will alert you to the newest posts on Storytelling + Research = LoiS. That is where I add more ideas than I want to include in this jam-packed website!


Michigan's "Fighting Fifth" Infantry in the Civil War - A collection of images from newspapers from Detroit during the Civil War.

Beacon Tree - Liberetta’s oral history

Roll on the Liberty Ball - The song sung at the planting of the Beacon Tree that ties together  Liberetta’s life story

Lincoln and Liberty, Too - Roll on the Liberty Ball transformed for the Civil War


This is a sample of resources focusing on insects, but LoiS can find more related to your Nature program.

Elmer Fudd’s Garden - Facts and fun about insects from University of Kentucky Entomology Extension Agents

Explore More About Bees - Online pathfinder about bees from 42eXplore

Insect Dominoes - Insect version of the popular game

Insect Safari - Orkin’s bug coloring pages, bug identification game, and teacher lesson plans

Pest Notes  - Univ. of California’s photographs & information on mammal, reptile, insect, bird, and plant “pests.”


MacScouter - Boy Scout audience participation stories

Making Stories Participatory - Storyteller Doug Lipman’s ways to adapt your own stories

Stories to Do - A large collection of participation tales for Girl and Boy Scouts, including holiday stories

Storyteller.net Articles - (Search using Participation and then again using Participatory)


Detroit Puppeteers Guild - The resources of my local guild and all around great group of people!

Folkmanis Puppets - Find puppets, videos, games, coloring sheets, and more from this puppet manufacturer

Puppet Resource Center -Easy patterns, craft recipes for props, scripts, teacher ideas to use puppets, and more

Puppetools - Educators site, with patterns and ideas for using puppets to teach 


KidsBookLink.org - Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Puzzlemaking & Other Printables - Truly FREE puzzles to make, coloring sheets, and other printables  

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