Specialized Resources for You

Be sure to visit the Ideas page within this “Storytelling Resources for You” group of pages. It will alert you to the newest posts on Storytelling + Research = LoiS. That is where I add more ideas than I want to include in this jam-packed website!


Beacon Tree - Liberetta’s oral history

Roll on the Liberty Ball - The song sung at the planting of the Beacon Tree that ties together  Liberetta’s life story Lincoln and Liberty, Too - Roll on the Liberty Ball transformed for the Civil War

Michigan’s “Fighting Fifth” Civil War Infantry - This has moved to LoiS’s blog, Storytelling + Research = LoiS


This is a sample of resources focusing on insects, but LoiS can find more related to your Nature program.

Elmer Fudd’s Garden - Facts and fun about insects from University of Kentucky Entomology Extension Agents

Explore More About Bees - Online pathfinder about bees from 42eXplore

Insect Dominoes - Insect version of the popular game

Insect Safari - Orkin’s bug coloring pages, bug identification game, and teacher lesson plans

Pest Notes  - Univ. of California’s photographs & information on mammal, reptile, insect, bird, and plant “pests.”

Pest World -Search for Bees also search Yellow Jackets as they’re so often confused with Bees


MacScouter - Boy Scout audience participation stories

Making Stories Participatory - Storyteller Doug Lipman’s ways to adapt your own stories

Stories to Do - A large collection of participation tales for Girl and Boy Scouts, including holiday stories

Storyteller.net Articles - (Search using Participation and then again using Participatory)


Detroit Puppeteers Guild - The resources of my local guild and all around great group of people!

Folkmanis Puppets - Find puppets, videos, games, coloring sheets, and more from this puppet manufacturer

Melissa and Doug - While their puppets are planned for children’s use, they are well made for adult use, too.

Puppet Resource Center -Easy patterns, craft recipes for props, scripts, teacher ideas to use puppets, and more

Puppetools - Educators site, with patterns and ideas for using puppets to teach 


100 Useful Web Tools for Writers - Whether creativity aids, organizational sites, networking, or the business of writing, this list of sites is for writers whether professional, amateur, or student

FREE - (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) Teaching and learning resources

KidsBookLink.org - Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Puzzlemaking & Other Printables - Truly FREE puzzles to make, coloring sheets, and other printables  

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