Monday, March 28, 2011

Tacky the Penguin - Read Along with Craftiness is Not Optional

I'm so happy to have Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional here to share a book today. 

Just look at these adorable finger puppets she came up with to go with Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.

One of the things I'm hoping to do with Firecracker over the summer is a lot more puppet theater and acting out the stories we read.  This will be perfect!

Jess even includes the instructions and the free printable pattern.

And if you're not already familiar with Craftiness is not Optional, prepare to spend an hour or two looking through all Jess's great ideas.  She's got some seriously amazing sewing skills...and then writes tutorials about them, so you can have some amazing sewing skills too.  You can start by checking out her tutorials archive here.

If you're just now joining us, be sure to visit our Read-Along Archives to see the books we've already read.


  1. thanks for the nice intro! I thoroughly enjoyed making these and seeing all the fun activities people came up with this month. Thanks for organizing this!

  2. So neat! We're doing a puppet show tomorrow with our Humpty Dumpty theme day!


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