Category Archives: Children’s Games

Weathervane Story Resources; Everythings Ducky

Weathervane Story Resources; Everythings Ducky

A Duck in flight tops this building at a fair and tells us which way the wind blows. I love the artistry of the wings, very close to life like. Our foul friends show up in stories let’s see what we can find!
 
Let’s start our duck resource list with a Russian Folk Tale about a Duck That Lays Golden Eggs!
 
 
 
No collection of Duck resources would be complete with out The Ugly Duckling
Here is some Ugly Duckling Background info:
 
Here is a pre-school curriculum to go with the tale:
and another
 
 
 
How about an Aesop Fable: The Tortoise and the Ducks
(I also know this story as the Rattlesnake and the Vultures from Mexico)
 
 
In 1908 Miss Jemima Puddleduck was introduced to Peter Rabbit and the barnyard at Hill Top by Beatrix Potter
Listen to it here:
Here is the  e-book from Project Gutenberg
 
May of 1944 master story artist Walt Disney introduces Donald Duck
 
 
Henry the Duck has a website with an ongoing list of stories chronicling his many adventures:
 
 
 
 
Here are some stories not from storytelling but from Duck Hunters – there was even a proposal on a duck hunting trip, from Ducks Unlimited a long list of stories:
 
 
Along the same lines a collection of duck  and outdoorsmen stories from the 1940’s is available in the 3 book set by Gordon Macquarrie
 
Couldn’t close this without a reference to the popular game Duck Duck Goose try it with wet sponges for Drip Drip Splash
 
The image for Duck Duck Goose from a great resource of children’s games:
 
 
 
 
Photos taken at Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center
 
Here are a couple of previous Weathervane posts:
 
Think-Ets Game Review

Think-Ets Game Review

Review of Think-ets by Think-a-lot Toys  www.think-a-lot.com Not going out to face the bustle of Black Friday Shopping? You won’t find me out there either! I want to stay home and play a family game, I might even do some online shopping. I will be looking at my list of naughty and nice and deciding… Continue Reading

Story Play Cards; Game Review

Story Play Cards; Game Review

Five Stars for the StoryPlay Cards  by Think-a-lot Toys!!    www.think-a-lot.com   (while you are visiting their site sign up for the  free newsletter you might win a Think-ets game.                                                                                I opened the box with such anticipation for the fun it held inside. I was not to be disappointed. I took out the double deck of… Continue Reading

Robin’s Alive –  Game & Story from Ages Past

Robin’s Alive – Game & Story from Ages Past

Game and a Story to Share Children’s Games Played in Streets, School Yards and Camps for Centuries, often were related to events and stories of our history and peoples.Here is  an adaptation to Robin’s Alive to be played by a group of children or youth. There is also a story to correspond with the game. This… Continue Reading