“Tell Me a Story” Box: Miss Rumphius

Can you hear the season calling you? Spring invites us to explore the beauty around us. This wonderful time of year brings all things new. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a precious tale of a woman who wanted to make the world more beautiful. This month’s Tell Me a Story [TMAS] box is inspired by Miss Rumphius and engaging the senses of spring!


If you’re new to our TMAS box experience Click Here for an easy guide to kick off your storytelling.

Once you’ve read Miss Rumphius, start with a box…


Then add a few prompts…

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Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Seed packet
  • Flower (fresh or fake)
  • Bag of dirt
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Blue felt to represent water
  • Green felt to represent grass
  • Sun (just an ordinary circle cut out of construction paper)
  • OR you can use painted wood cut-outs of a tree, flower, sun, etc (You can find these at your local craft store for an easy TMAS prompt!)

Choose 3-5 items that will inspire your child to create a simple story. Parents, your child will love creating with you, so take a turn at the storytelling too! Keep your stories simple to set the pace for your little one. They will cherish these memories you’re making together!



Jocelyn Bartle

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