Story Time with Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox

Story Time with Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is in partnership with MELSA, Bridget and Olaf Edgar's Hobby Farm, and Dakota County Libraries.

This event is sponsored by Ryan Reads (a Ryan Companies project).

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Additional Resources

Keep reading, writing, and drawing at home with these fun and engaging worksheets and creative prompts!

More fun with Llama!

Download these zany worksheets for even more fun with Llama, courtesy of and MacMillan Publishing. You can find out more about our authors and their books at the link below.


Spark your creativity with some alpaca love!



Use this video, featuring many adorable alpacas, to kick off a fun writing or drawing activity:

1. Create an alpaca character!

Choose your favorite alpaca (or alpacas!) from this video. You can draw them if you want — or use the "Make Your Own Llama" worksheet above to get started!

Now, use your imagination: What is this alpaca's name? What do they like to do for fun? What's their favorite food or color? What makes them sad? What makes them happy?

2. Write a short "script" for these alpacas based on the video.

If these alpacas could talk, what might they be saying to each other? Write or draw a short story or comic based on the conversation you imagine!

Special thanks to Bridget and Olaf Edgar's Hobby Farm for this footage of their alpacas (and mini horse)!