Cystic Fibrosis Storytime
The Christmas Farm

Story Notes and Extras

The Christmas Farm

by Sean Hunter

with music by County Music Hall of Fame member

Charlie McCoy

Talk and Discover

for parents, children, families and teachers to enjoy

Why did the farmers want to help their neighbors?

Why is it important to help neighbors?

What are some other ways that farmers could help each other?

How do you begin to help someone?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a barn 

of a chicken coop  (or a hen house)

of something you would put on a Christmas tree

More Talk and Discover

What do you admire about the family of the Christmas Farm?

If you were a farmer, what would you share with your neighbors?

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.

Write a Christmas poem.

Direct download: 27_-_The_Christmas_Farm.mp3
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King Hop A'Tommus

Story Notes and Extras 

King Hop A’Tommus

by Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover

for parents, children, teachers and families to enjoy

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why did the Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving?

What are some of the blessings that you have had this year?

What are some of the blessings that you had last year?

What are some blessings that you can share?

What are some of the ways to share your blessings?

Besides their health, families and freedom, what else do you think 

the Pilgrims were grateful for?

Who should we thank for our blessings?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of King Hop A’Tommus

Something you could grow for Thanksgiving.

the “Mayflower”

More Talk and Discover

Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

What risk and dangers did the Pilgrims face coming to America?

What risk and dangers did the Pilgrims face when they arrived in America?

Why was the Mayflower Compact important to the Pilgrims?

In what other countries had some of the Pilgrims lived?

How long did the voyage take to cross the Atlantic Ocean?

How many Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower?

How long did the Pilgrims live on the Mayflower?

What are some of the ways that you could be like a Pilgrim?

When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

Who are some famous decedents of the Mayflower Pilgrims?

What freedoms are important to you?

Fun For All

In school – and the week of Thanksgiving – 

have each student select a name that has reference to the Pilgrims 

and place that name on their desk

Extra Credit

Ask each student look up / learn something significant about the name they selected 

and then share that with the class.

Some Of The Names King Hop A’Tommus Saw 

Speedwell

Mayflower

Christopher Jones

Provincetown

Mayflower Compact

Plymouth

Plymouth Rock

1620

Squanto

John Carver

William Brewster

Mules Standish

William Bradford

Plymouth Plantation

Massasoit

Stephen Hopkins

Mary Chilton (Winslow)

John Alden

Priscilla Mullins (Alden)

Elisabeth Tilley (Howland)

Peregrine White

Samuel Fuller

Oceanus Hopkins

Mary Allerton

Edward Winslow

Cape Cod


Direct download: MASTER_-_King_Hop_ATommus.mp3
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