We have been trying to incorporate story telling play with the toddlers. One turns 4 soon, and can help tell the stories. 

During nap time I teach him the story and play it out. And when the other two wake up, he tells them the story in his own words with the props I leave out for him.

We needed some more props that are also toddler friendly. 

Today I made this Raven. From a wooden egg and two half wooden eggs I found in my stash, I hot gkued them into shape and painted black. Then I found black feathers for him. I think he looks a little ratty, but around here they are known for garbage picking. So I guess he desserves it!

From Aesops Fables, Native story telling, and even Bible stories, we need a raven for so many reasons!