Read “How Chipmunk Got His Stripes” and Chipmunk Puppet and Craft

Creative Wednesdays

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph Bruchac is based on a Native American folktale. In this story, Bear brags that he can do anything — even stop the sun from rising. Brown Squirrel doesn’t believe him, so the two wait all night to see if the sun will rise. Sure enough, the sky reddens and the sun appears. Brown Squirrel is so happy to be right that he teases Bear. What happens when a little brown squirrel teases a big black bear? Brown Squirrel gets stripes and is called chipmunk from that day forward.

After reading this book with the child in your care, have them color, cut, and paste together a chipmunk and a paper bag chipmunk puppet.

You can purchase the book by click the title of book and the supplies needed for the crafts by visiting my storefront.

References:

iheartcraftythings.com

learncreatelove.com

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph Bruchac

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