"Stor E Telling"

Links from Karen's column in
Storytelling Magazine
, and other authored publications.

Arts Education

Bird Stories from Around the World

Book Resources

The Business of Storytelling

Circle the Globe with Stories

Colleges and Storytelling Courses

Crafts and Activities

Grant Resources and Tutorials

Holidays, Celebrations and Observances

Music Resources

Oral History Resources

Princess Tales from Around the World

Puppets and Puppetry

Stories from A to Z

String Figure Sites

Teaching Tolerance ~ Promoting Peace

Teaching Tools

Voice Care and Relaxation Techniques



The Activity Cupboard
Crafts by theme, age, holidays, celebrations, coloring pages and a craft index page. What could be easier?


All Free Crafts
Kids crafts for every occasion!


Great site with searchable database for crafts, advice, support, and activities.


Great site for children, parents and educators.


Creative Kids at Home
Easy craft activities and science projects that will keep your classroom and home humming. They post new ideas each month so check back often.


DLTK's Alphabuddies Crafts for Kids
This is not an alphabetical listing of all the crafts on the site, but is a group of crafts designed to help teach children their ABC's.


Enchanted Learning
Looking for easy craft projects, activities and games to complement your storytelling or school residencies? Enchanted Learning offers ideas from K – 3.





Father's Day (Yahoo!)
Directory of web sites about Father's Day. Includes links to sites containing stories, music, animations, puzzles, cards, poems, gift and craft ideas, recipes, history, quotes, and history.
Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org.


First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts
Do you want to integrate storytelling into your curriculum for the wee ones? This site offers classic fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales and legends from around the world including lesson plans and activities to complement each story. Use the searchable database to make your program shine!


Gross Point Public School District
Fill your trick or treat bag to the brim with arts and crafts, food, printable pages, lesson plans, activities and more!


Halloween Bookmarks
Looking for something fun for your students or audience members for Halloween? Here are some great, creative bookmarks to make them feel special and BOOtiful!


Hands On Crafts for Kids
This companion site to the public television program of the same name features craft projects for children ages 7 to 12. The fun, colorful site provides dozens of projects for children (such as journals, recycled stationery, soaps, mobiles, pillows), with more added every month. Includes a program schedule, a message board, and resources for teachers.
Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org


Idea Box: Early Childhood Education and Activities Center
Articles, recipes, crafts, activities, games, music and more.


Joseph Wu's Origami Web Page
Origami is the art of paper folding. The word is Japanese, literally meaning "to fold" (oru) "paper" (kami). This site includes the history or origami, articles, diagrams and links.


Kamishibai (kah-mee-shee-bye)

Kamishibai is a form of Japanese street storytelling dating back to the 1920's. If you would like to know more about this charming art of storytelling, or incorporate it into your lesson plans or library craft programs visit these sites:

Cathy Spagnoli, Storyteller
Cathy shares information on the art of Kamishibai.


Integrating Japanese Folk Tales into the Classroom Using Japanese Kamishibai
Addresses grades 2- 6 in the areas of social studies, language arts, and art


Teachers Guide to Kamishibai
This unit addresses the themes of Love of Family, Compassion, Courage and Sacrifice


Lesson Plan from the University of Child Development Center
For grades K – 3, addresses the areas of language arts and art. Downloadable PDF file format.


Teachers' Ideas: How to Use Kamishibai

Create your own kamishibai in the classroom with step by step lesson plans and extension activities This unit addresses the themes of Love of Family, Compassion, Courage and Sacrifice

Kids Domain: Craft Exchange
Summer crafts, scrap booking, outdoor and recycling crafts, plus a free newsletter you can sign up to receive.


Kids Domain: Father's Day Fun
Games, clip art, stories, printable activities and more.


A host of educational, teachers and parents craft sites across the web. In additional they offer a Spotlight Site, additional sites that feature online activities, fun games and interactive books.


Are you working with the wee ones? Here are some creative, downloadable coloring pages to complement the stories of Grimm and Andersen. There are also interactive pages for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Tall Tales; enough activities to keep you coloring outside the lines until the New Year!


Making Friends and Other Crafts for Kids
Lots of creative activities for kid's ages 2 through 15.


Mother's Day (Yahoo!)
Directory of web sites about Mother's Day crafts; printables, art, poetry, quotes, gift ideas, the history of Mother's Day and more.


Origami Diagrams
Hundreds of downloadable diagrams from simple to complex.