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Weekend Fun: Llama Drama!

Weekend Fun: Llama Drama!

Llamas are similar to the camel, but They live an ocean (and a continent) away in the Andes mountains of South America. They also feature prominently in literature: Ariadna Dewdney’s Llama Llama series is popular with preschoolers. A storytime favorite of ours is Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman. Adults may have enjoyed the personalities of the llamas in Donna Fisher’s Meg Langslow mystery series! Llamas are social animals who like to live in herds and are very interested in people.

You can watch a live llama cam from Spruce Lane Llamas in Stockton, NJ (Hunterdon County) here:

Make Paper Llamas for a Llama Drama!

What you need:

  • 2 white paper plates per llama
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Ruler

What you do:

  1. Draw ears for the llama at the top rim on the first paper plate, and follow the photos above and below to draw the head and a neck that is approx. 1 inch wide, ending at the bottom rim.
  2. Cut out the head and neck.
  3. Cut the inside circle from the second paper plate and cut it in half for the llama’s body.
  4. Use the remaining paper plate scraps to cut the llama’s legs and tail. If you cut the legs from the rim of the plate, it will look like the llama is running. Llamas love to run!
  5. Use the colored pencils to draw the llamas features and a colorful saddle blanket.

Make two llamas for some real llama drama! Start with these jokes and then act out your favorite llama stories:

  • What’s a llama’s favorite drink? Llamanade!
  • Which side of a llama has the most fleece? The outside!
  • Why do llamas have such long necks? To make sure their heads stay on!
  • What happens when you get stuck between two llamas? You get llama-nated!

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