Posted on March 20, 2015
By Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara
I recently gathered all my materials to teach the song “Chicken on a Fencepost” to my 3rd and 4th graders. (See previous post Chicken on Fencepost for a look at the music.)
This included two chicken puppets that make chicken noises when “played” just right. I made them several years ago and the sound was so authentic, the chickens in the backyard came running to meet their new friends.
The sound is made by running a damp sponge along a string running through the top of a cup which is decorated to look like a chicken. The students love it. (And so do I.)
As I demonstrated the proper technique, a tragedy occurred. The string broke.
Fortunately I had another, smaller, chicken puppet that worked for the moment. Of course, everyone wants to use the bigger chicken so I’ll have to fix it eventually.
I am probably the only person on earth who has a “to do” list which includes “repair chicken.”