A little distraction

September 11, 2012


So, that panic that I mentioned yesterday? My days that are filled with one if not two extra things going on that I’m not prepared for? Well, if something fun comes along, I am chuckin’ it all and going with it instead!

Today before naptime the kids were watching the Veggie Tales Bible Western ‘The Ballad of Little Joe’. I had already told them that this was not the real story -the veggies were just acting it out. As I listened to the video while setting out the cots, I thought how it would be pretty fun if I could video us telling the story, and wondering if there was a way to use simple costumes or something, and – of course – a fast way to get it done.


But there is.

I have an iPad.

I have Puppet Pals on my iPad.

So then I was just a mental wreck and could barely focus on anything else until This. Was. Done.

And in the spirit of Prototype Girl, as soon as they were up I had them all pitching in to do a fast, fast, fast version of the Joseph story. A patient teacher would have held off until Friday when we would be more familiar with the story and require less prompting, but we all know I’m not patient.

Here we go!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “A little distraction”

  1. Kris Said on:

    Lauren, that is so awesome! I love how your mind works!


  2. Brad Said on:

    That’s so cute. 🙂
    I love the little kid voices.


  3. Mary Ellen Said on:

    So many BIG IDEAs are inspired by VeggieTales!!
    Loved the voices and the visual cue of moving the corn and cows around to help the narrator remember the story! I don’t think you can top that even with practice and planning!!!!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Love the girl who said “PHaaaaaroh…. had a dream.” Joseph is a very hairy man. The Egyptian pyramids are very well drawn. Best of all, the words “I forgive you.”

    Well done, drama team, well done!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Dang. I’ll have to watch it at home. Too many others around right now.

    But I know it will be GREAT!

    Come on 4:30!


  6. Jill Said on:

    I love the cows the most. Kid drawings and voices are the best. So cute.


  7. Peggy Said on:

    Not too shabby at all!! In fact, it’s darn right wonderful!

    I love to hear little kids tell stories.

    And I love Joseph’s hair. It looks just like mine.

    Lauren, you & your kids are the BEST!


  8. Annette Said on:

    Thanks for providing content for my class today! 4 minutes down, 106 to go!


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