Cystic Fibrosis Storytime
One Night When It Snowed

Story Notes and Extras

One Night When It Snowed

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

with 

music by Country Music Hall of Fame member – Charlie McCoy

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, families and friends to enjoy with children)

What would you write in a letter to Santa?

Why is it important to remember the needs of others?

What gifts could you make for someone?

What are some of our favorite Christmas songs to sing?

What songs and hymns do you think Santa was singing?

Who would you ask Santa to do something special for?

How many angels do you think the children heard singing?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of Santa.

Draw a picture of a Christmas manger.

Draw a picture of angels caroling.

Draw a picture of someone who you think is special.

Draw a picture of someone that you think should be remembered.

Other Stories To Enjoy

The Grinch That Stole Christmas
The Night Before Christmas

Helping To Make The Holidays Happy For Everyone

Visit someone in a hospital, or that is sick at home.
Write a note to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.
 Smile.

Help a neighbor in need.

Other Ways To Have Fun

Make a Ginger Bread House.

Sing some of the traditional Christmas songs with family and friends.

Direct download: MASTER_-_One_Night_When_It_Snowed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

An Uncle's Gift

Story Notes and Extras 

An Uncle’s Gift

written and presented by Sean Hunter

the 1931 LaSalle is one of Duane Allen’s, of the Oak Ridge Boys,

favorite cars

Talk and Discover

an opportunity for parents, children, teachers, and friends to have fun together

What are some of your family Thanksgiving traditions?

What do you like about Thanksgiving”

What do you have to be grateful for?

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving memories?

What are some of the Thanksgiving memories that your grandparents told you about?

Who do you know that has been a Marine?

Who do you know that wants to be a teacher?

How far is it from your house to Bonsall, California?

How many states would you have to travel through from your house to Bonsall, CA?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a car that someone in your family once owned.

Draw a picture of what you think the 1931 LaSalle in the story looked like.

Draw a picture of a turkey.

Draw a picture of pilgrim.

Draw a picture of something that the pilgrims grew.

More Talk and Discover

When was the first Thanksgiving in America?

Where was the first American Thanksgiving celebrated?

What was the reason for having a day of Thanksgiving?

When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

More Talk and Discover

Why was LaSalle a famous explorer?

Where did LaSalle explore?

Who else are some famous explorers?

What were LaSalle and other explorers looking for when they began their journey?

What cities have been named after explorers?

What rivers have been named after explorers?

Where near you live is there a lake that has been named after an explorer?

What are some of the schools and colleges that have been named after explorers?

Extra Credit

What famous singing group has four members with the last name of

Allen, Bonsall, Sterban and Golden (that were in the story) who enjoy Thanksgiving?

In what famous song is the “Hungry House Café?”

Who wrote that famous song

and 

who else has recorded it?

More Extra Credit

When was the LaSalle first made?

Where was the LaSalle made?

What would a four door passenger LaSalle sedan cost in 1931?

How much would that amount be in today’s dollar?

In what auto museums might you find a LaSalle?

Direct download: MASTER-An_Uncles_Gift_rr_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Wally - The Coolest Pig in Town

Story Notes and Extras 

Wally 

The Coolest Pig In Town

Written And Presented By Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover

What are some other tricks that Wally might do?

How did Wally learn to do his tricks?

What do most pigs like to eat?

What else could Wally eat besides blueberry pie?

What won’t a pig eat?

What do you think Wally does if there is no mud?

Do you think Wally knows how to dance?

Do you think Wally knows how to sing?

How much could Wally weigh?

How many teeth does a pig have?

How many teeth does a piglet have?

What are some of the other animals that like to take a bath?

Could a pig take a bath with an elephant?

Would and elephant want to take a bath with a pig?

What are some other good names for a pig?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a pig without mud?

Draw a picture of something that a pig might dream of?

Draw a picture of one of the pig’s friends?

More Talk and Discover

Where is there a state fair near you?

When is the state fair?

What attractions would you find at a state fair?

What attractions would you find at the midway?

What other animals would you see at a state fair?

What are some of the contest at a state fair?

What are some of the contest at a fair that don’t involve animals?

At a fair what are some of the prizes that can be won at a fair?

Direct download: Wally.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

What, No Ice Cream !

Story Notes and Extras 

 What! No Ice Cream

written and presented 

by Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover

(for parents, families, teachers and children to enjoy)

What is your favorite ice cream?

Where would you have searched for the missing ice cream?

Why did you think the ice cream had disappeared?

Who would you have asked to help find the ice cream?

Do you think the cats knew where the ice cream was?

How do you think the cats and the cows became friends?

Who else might be friends with the cows?

When is a good time to have ice cream?

When is a good time to say “thank you?”

How do you think the cows made the ice cream disappear?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a cow

Draw a picture of an ice cream cow

Draw a picture of something that an ice cream detective needs.

Draw a picture of a clever cat

Draw a picture of a super dupper ice cream cone.

More Talk and Discover

Who do you know that works hard?

What are some of the jobs that probably are not fun?

What jobs do you know that have to be done outside when it is cold?

Who do you know that should be thanked for the work that they do?

Why is it important to thank someone?

What are some of the ways to thank someone?

When should someone send a thank you note?

Who last week did something that you appreciated?

Who should you thank every day? 

What are some of the other phrases that you can say

to show respect and appreciation?

More Talk and Discover

Why is it important to be patient?

Why is it important to think of others?

What usually happens to people that are selfish?

What usually happens to people that are selfish?

Direct download: 01_WhatNoIceCream.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

The Mouse  And The House That Was Made Of Cheese

Story Notes and Extras

The Mouse
And The House That Was Made Of Cheese

written and presented by Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover
(for parents, teachers, families, friends and children to enjoy)

What is your favorite cheese?
When is a good time to eat cheese?
What is a good food to eat with cheese?
How many types of cheeses do you think there are?
Do all cheeses taste the same?

What kind of cheese do you think the mouse’s house was made of?
Was the roof a different cheese than the floor?
Could the walls be a different cheese than the door?
How long do you think that it took for the mouse to eat his house?

What kind of cheese do you think the mouse would like for breakfast?
What kind of cheese might the mouse like for a snack?
What else could the mouse eat beside cheese?
Should the mouse have gone to work?
How big do you think the cat’s shadow was?
What games could the cat and mouse now play?

More Talk and Discover

What are some foods that are made with cheese?
What are some of the foods that are enjoyed with cheese?
In what shapes are some cheeses sold?
In what soup might you find some cheese?
What kind of cheese could you have in a sandwich?
What kind of cheese could you put in a salad?

What are some foods with the word cheese?
How many letters in the word cheese?
How many of the same letters are in the word cheese?
How many letters in the word mouse?
How many different letters are in the word mouse?
How many letters are in mouse, house and cheese?
How many of the same letters are in the word cheese and mouse?
What is a word that rhymes with mouse?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a mouse.
Draw a picture of a cat.
Draw a picture of a house made of cheese.

More Talk and Discover

What are some famous cheeses?
Why is cheese good for you?
What are some soft cheeses?
What are some hard cheeses?
What other animal milk can be used to make cheese?
What countries do you think make the most cheese?
What countries do you think export the most cheese?
What countries do you think import the most cheese?
What countries do you think eat the most cheese?
Why does Swiss Cheese have holes in it?
When making cheese, how long can it take before a cheese is ready to eat?
On what continent is cheese not made?


Direct download: TheMouse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Three happy mice
Three happy mice
They found some cheese on a Friday night
Then danced and dined with the farmer’s wife
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three happy mice

Three happy mice
They danced and dined with the farmer’s wife
The cheese was good and the moon was bright
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three happy mice

Three happy mice
Dancing there in the bright moonlight
Sharing their cheese with the farmer’s wife
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three happy mice

Three happy mice
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three happy mice
Three happy

Direct download: Three_Happy_Mice_-_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

Sparky McCloud and the Blue Sky Bakery

 

 Story Notes and Extras

 

  Sparky McCloud 

 and the Blue Sky Bakery

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, teachers, family, children, and friends to enjoy

 

What is your favorite muffin?

When is a good time to have a muffin?

What is something that you like to smell baking?

What is your favorite pie?

What is something that you like to have ice cream with?

What kind of cake is good for a birthday party?

What kind of cake is good for a treat?

What is your favorite bread?

What is a good sandwich to share with a friend?

What is something that you can bake and bring to a picnic?

What is something that is round, you bake, and has a hole in the middle?

What else could the clouds bake?

Where do you think the clouds do their baking?

Do the clouds have a favorite cookie?

What kind of cookie cloud might you see in the sky on a Tuesday?

Can a cloud hide a mountain?

What do clouds do at night?

What do you think are some of Sparky’s chores?

What would be some good chores for you?

Who beside Sparky might be watching the clouds?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of your favorite cookie

A picture of a cookie that you think one of Sparky’s friends would like.

Draw a picture of a cloud that looks like a cookie.

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What is a healthy dinner?

What is a healthy dessert?

Why is it good to be patient?

How do you learn to be patient?

What do dark clouds sometimes mean?

What should you do if you see dark clouds?

How fast can clouds move?

How many types of clouds are there?

What are some of the clouds you might see when it is cold?

What are some of the clouds that you might see when it is warm?

What are some ways that clouds help us?

Why are some clouds white?

Why does a cloud float?

How do clouds help to predict the weather? 

 

Direct download: MASTER_-_Sparky_McCloud_-_and_the_Blue_Sky_Bakery_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Cowboy and Perry

Story Notes and Extras

Cowboy and Perry

written and presented by Sean Hunter

with music by
 Wylie Gustafson
of
Wylie Gustafson & The Wild West
(Wylie Gustafson—Two Medicine Music/BMI)


and also the voice heard around the world
in the YA-HOO commercials

Talk and Discover
(for parents, teachers, and families to enjoy with their children)

What do you think is Cowboy’s and Perry’s favorite song?
What is your favorite song?
How did Perry learn to yodel?
What songs do you think Cowboy learned from his father?
What songs do you think Cowboy learned from his mother?
What songs would a cowboy sing in a bunkhouse?
How many songs do you think Cowboy can sing in one day?
How many songs do you think Cowboy can sing in a year?
What instrument do you think Cowboy likes to play?
What is a good song for a cowboy to sing around a campfire?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a - cowboy – cowgirl - Perry
cowboy boots - cowboy shirt – cowboy hat
a Chuckwagon – guitar – banjo – ukulele
fiddle / violin – doghouse (upright / acoustic) bass

More Talk and Discover

In what countries would you find cowboys?
What are some of the jobs that cowboys do?
What are some of the jobs that cowgirls do?
What are some of the weather conditions that cowboys work in?
What do the words “round up” and “stampede” mean to a cowboy,
and what is some other cowboy lingo?

What are some famous Cow Towns?
How far could a cattle drive travel in a day?
How long would a cattle drive take on the Chisholm Trail?
In what states are some of the famous stock yards?
What are some of the events that you would see at a rodeo?

Enjoying The Cowboy Spirit

Read some cowboy poetry
Ask your library to recommend some cowboy novels
Find out which museums have famous paintings of cowboys and cowboy life.
What are some favorite and famous cowboy songs?

Famous Cowboys

Charles Goodnight – Oliver Loving

Famous Cowboy Performers

Buffalo Bill Cody -Annie Oakley -Tom Mix - Wild Bill Hickok

Famous Singing Cowboys

Gene Autry – Roy Rogers – Tex Ritter

Famous Fictional Cowboys

Cisco Kid – The Lone Ranger – Tonto – Pecos Bill

Learning More About Cowboys

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
www.CowboyPoetry.com
and for a photo review and teaching ideas
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/photowk.htm

Direct download: M3_-_Cowboy_and_Perry_-_Storytime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EST