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Story Notes and Extras

The Gift Of The Christmas Tree

written and presented by Sean Hunter

with County Music Hall of Fame member

Charlie McCoy

adding a bit of the spirit

Talk and Discover

What do you think is special about Christmas?

What gift would you like to give someone you love?

What do you think of when it begins to snow?

More Talk and Discover

What songs of the season

do you think the children were singing?

Why do you think the children wanted the tree

that no one else wanted?

Why is love always important?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a snowman.

Draw a picture of a Christmas tree.

Draw a picture of something you might see

flying in the Christmas sky.

Being A Good Listener

Why didn’t anyone want the tree that the

children brought home?

Where in the home was the tree given

a place of honor?

What did the children put on top of the tree?

A Question For Everyone

How can you make Christmas special for someone else?

Another Question For Everyone

How do you give someone the gift of love?

 

Other Stories

For All To Enjoy

The Grinch That Stole Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Sharing The Holiday Spirit

Visit someone in a hospital, or that is sick at home.

Write a note or letter to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.

Smile.

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Story Notes and Extras

The Thanksgiving Angel

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children, and their friends)

What makes you happy?

Who do you know that is thankful?

What do you have to be thankful for?

 

More Talk and Discover

What are some of the blessings that you can share?

In what ways can you be a good neighbor?

When is a good time to share a smile?

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of something you might see on an autumn day.

Draw a picture of a picture of something you might see on Thanksgiving.

Draw a picture of a pilgrim. (and then the Mayflower)

 

Being A Good Listener

What did Janie’s grandmother whisper?

Why did Janie’s grandmother make extra cookies?

How do we help others?

 

Extra Credit

What are two words you should never forget to say?

Extra, Extra Credit

What did Janie and her grandmother share?

What two words do you think the Thanksgiving Angel whispers the most?

 

A Question For Everyone

What would happen if we weren’t grateful?

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Story Notes and Extras

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children and their friends)

Why do you like Halloween?

Why do you think the cat likes Halloween?

What do you think the cat and good witch did

after they frightened the ghost?

 

More Talk and Discover

Who would you like to be for Halloween?

What good trick of great joy would you offer for a “trick or treat”?

What character from a story book could you and a friend

be on Halloween?

 

Being A Good Listener

What did the master of the house say when the cat said “Trick of Treat?”

What treat did the mouse give the cat?

After the cat and good witch went to the rabbit’s house,

where did they go on the witch’s special broom?

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a cat.

Draw a picture of a good witch.

Draw a picture of a Halloween jack - o - lantern.

Extra Credit

What are some other tricks of great joy the cat could do for Halloween?

 

Extra. Extra Credit

What costume do you think the cat wore on Halloween?

Why do you think the cat chose that costume?

 

Bonus Question

Who would you like to visit if the good witch took you for a ride

on her special broom?

 

Double Bonus Question

What costumes do you think the cat’s friends wore on Halloween?

How do you think Halloween began?

 

A Question For Everyone

What will the cat dream about next?

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Story Notes and Extras.  

 The Cow That Wouldn’t Stop Laughing

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children and their friends)

 

How do you think the dancing cow learned to dance?

What songs do you think the singing cow likes to sing?

What are some jokes that the laughing cow might think

are funny?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

Where do you think the cows practice their

singing, dancing, and laughing?

What other animals do you think

know how dance, sing, and laugh?

What do you think the three cows 

did when when they returned to the farm?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a cow.

(that might sing, dance, or laugh)

Draw a picture of a clown. 

(you would see at the circus.)

Draw a picture of a funny car..

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What did the circus master first say to the farmer?

Who was the first clown that the cow saw?

What did the laughing cow say when the 

tiny, tiny car went

“”Ho, ho, ho,”  “Ha, ha, ha.”  And “hee, hee, hee?”

 

Extra Credit 

 

What would you do to make a cow stop laughing?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

What else might you see at a circus besides lions and tigers?

Where else could the farmer have taken his cows

to have fun?

 

Bonus Question

 

How many balloons do you think

the clown that did tricks could juggle?

 

Double Bonus Question

 

What surprise would you plan for the three cows?

What surprise would you plan for the good farmer?

 

A Question For Everyone

 

Do you think the cows will go to the circus again?

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Story Notes and Extras

The Red Dog Ice Cream Shop

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

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

When would you like to go to Red Dog City and have some ice cream?

What favorite of ice cream makes you smile?

What do you have to know to make ice cream?

 

More Talk and Discover

Do you think the cows know the secret of the Red Dog Ice Cream?

Who would you invite to go to with you to Red Dog City?

Why do you think the Red Dog ice cream taste so good?

 

Being A Good Listener

How can you find the Red Dog Ice Cream Shop?

What was “Scoop” Bailey very good at doing?

Name three flavors of Red Dog Ice Cream.

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a red cow.

Draw a picture of an ice cream cone

(then one with a double scoop of ice cream)

Draw a picture of an ice cream truck.

 

Extra Credit

When is a good time to have ice cream?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

What flavor ice cream do you think

the Red Dog Ice Cream Shop makes

for Halloween?

 

Triple Extra Credit

And what would be a good name for that Halloween flavor?

(last year it was the “Spooky Pumpkin”)

 

Bonus Question

How many flavors of ice cream did the Red Dog Ice Cream Shop have?

 

Double Bonus Question

Besides a milk shake,

name three kinds of ice cream treats?

 

A Question For Everyone

What could be the name of a special ice cream

that “Scoop” Bailey” might make for

the 4th of July?

 

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Story Notes and Extras  

The Little Rabbit

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

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

 

When is a good time to sing?

Why do you think the Little Rabbit was singing?

Where do you think the Little Rabbit was hopping to?

 

More Talk and Discover

What would be a good song for everyone to sing?

What song do you think the Little Rabbit was singing?

What song would you ask the Little Rabbit to sing for you?

 

Being A Good Listener

Who did the cows sing to?

What did the Little Rabbit do the next morning?

Who did the chickens sing to?

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a little rabbit.

Draw a picture of a rabbit hopping.

Draw a picture of something that you could sing about.

 

Extra Credit

How do you think the little mice learned to sing?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

Who would you like to hear singing?

 

Bonus Question

How many songs do you think the Little Rabbit knows

how to sing?

 

Double Bonus Question

What do you think is the Little Rabbits favorite song?

 

Famous Rabbits

Peter Rabbit

Bugs Bunny

The White Rabbit

 

Books About Rabbits Everyone Enjoys

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Alice In Wonderland

 

Songs That The Little Rabbit 

and His Friends Like To Sing

 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Old McDonald Had A Farm

A, B, C, D

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Story Notes and Extras 

The Red Dog Taxi

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

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

 

How do you think Red Dog City got its’ name?

When do you think is a good time to visit Red Dog City?

Which of Red Dog’s friends would you like to meet?

(and why)

 

More Talk and Discover

Why do you think Red Dog City was very beautiful?

What else do you think Red Dog the taxi driver saw

when he looked out the window of his house?

Where would you like to go if you were visiting Red Dog City?

 

Being A Good Listener

What was Red Dog City famous for?

What color was the roof of Red Dog’s house?

What are two of the names of a street in Red Dog City?

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a red flower.

Draw a picture of Red Dog’s taxi.

Draw a picture of Red Dog.

 

A Question For Everyone

Why do you think everyone liked Red Dog the taxi driver?

 

Extra Credit

How many cats and dogs do you think lived in Red Dog City?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

Make up a name for a street in Red Dog City.

(then maybe you can make a Red Dog City map)

 

Bonus Question

Beside red, what other color birds do you think 

you might see in Red Dog Valley?

 

Double Bonus Question

If you went fishing in the Red Dog River

what kind of fish do you think you might catch?

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