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First Chapters: Beezus and Ramona

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This week’s First Chapters book is Beezus and Ramona, the first in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. To listen, please call 330-259-3394.  If you enjoy this first chapter, you can read the rest of the book and the others in the series by requesting the book forCurbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399. Or you can download the books instantly from Hoopla. 

Our Take and Make craft to go along with the Ramona Quimby series, is a paper bag owl puppet. In Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona makes a paper bag owl for Parents’ Night at school.  

 You can request your Make and Take craft through Curbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399.   

Or you can download and print the templates at home. Part 1 and Part 2. You will also need a brown paper bag.  

Take and Make Craft: Paper Bag Owl Puppet

Supplies in the Make and Take kit:  

  • Owl Template Pieces 
  • Brown Paper Bag  

Supplies Needed From Home:

  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Crayons or Markers 

Step 1: Color all your owl pieces and cut them out. 

Step 2: Lay out your paper bag so that the flap (what is the bottom of the bag when it is open) is facing up. 


Step  3:   Glue the large triangle to the top to form the head 

Step  4:   Glue the eyes on top of the triangle 

Step 5: Glue the small triangle under the eyes for the beak – be careful not to glue the flap down. If you want this to be a puppet, you need to be able to open and close the flap. 

Step 6: Lift up the flap and glue the second small triangle directly underneath the first triangle  

Step 7: Open up the crease on the side of the bag and glue the wings inside. 

Step 8: Glue the large oval onto the middle of the bag and glue the feet to the bottom. 

Step 9: Turn the bag over and glue the tail onto the back of the bag.   

You are now ready to play with your owl puppet! Join us every Monday for a new First Chapters story and craft!