Buttons & Figs

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Sinopsis

Buttons & Figs is a podcast for kids about nonsense.

Episodios

  • Silly Animal Verse inspired by Ogden Nash

    Silly Animal Verse inspired by Ogden Nash

    18/02/2021 Duración: 13min

    Do you love animals at the zoo...us too! For this episode we were inspired by Ogden Nash's "Zoo", a collection of silly animal verse, illustrated by Etienne Delessert. We invited kids at the Velma Teague Library to read some of Ogden Nash's poems and write some of their own. You'll learn a bit about Ogden Nash, hear a few of his poems, and hear original poems about a panda, a bee, a sheep and more! We'll also tell you how we went about our wordplay, so you can play our way by writing some silly animal verse of your own! Thanks to: Greg Kinder and Janet Llyod with Glendale Public Library, Velma Teague Branch - who welcomed us in to read, write and play before Covid took it all away! Zapslat for their SFX Anna Ferguson our Library Intern from the UofA - who has some wonderful book recommends! Visit www.buttonsandfigs.com to see the original writing from the kid on this episode

  • Writing Nonsense - A Word Ghost in the Portal

    Writing Nonsense - A Word Ghost in the Portal

    04/02/2021 Duración: 21min

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Word Ghost were to capture me and a bunch of Buttons & Figs kids after we fell through a portal along with a bunch of other friends, like horses, chickens and Scooby-Doo? Us too! In this episode you get to hear a tale from the land of Wacky Woo, Woo, Woo, spun from the imaginations of the first ever group of online writers for Buttons & Figs. During our online class we played with alliteration, rhyming verse, word rhythms then for our last class, we each wrote a chapter that I’ve woven into a story...sort of. This episode features original nonsense stories written by: C.J., Cruz, Maddy, Noah, Olivia, Piper, and Silver - kids ages 7 to 11. If you want to write some nonsense too...be sure to check out our friends at Storyseedspodcast.com. They have an excellent podcast for kids all about writing and they have a new activity book chalk filled with great ideas to get you started. The class was supported and co-taught by Tamara Fromm, sfx by Zapsplat, audio

  • WWW - Thanksgiving Thesaurus

    WWW - Thanksgiving Thesaurus

    25/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    Happy Thanksgiving from Buttons & Figs! On this WWW episode your challenge is to figure out which word doesn't belong. Play four rounds of Thanksgiving Thesaurus by listening to a list of words that mean similar things, in other words, synonyms...but one of the words in the list doesn't belong. And of course, there is a trick round, just because. Have a Happy, Joyful, Peaceful, Merry, Jubilant Thanksgiving. be safe. be kind. be playful. visit www.buttonsandfigs.com and look for more Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays written by Pamela Rogers audio produced by Pamela Rogers SFX from Zapsplat

  • WWW - Heards of Verbs

    WWW - Heards of Verbs

    18/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    Have you Heards of Verbs?! On this Wacky Wordplay we share 4 limericks by Edward Lear and YOU are to listen for how many VERBS you HEARDS! You say that's nonsense? I say a verbs a verb, that's what I heard! GO PLAY! visit www.buttonsandfigs.com and look for Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays to see this wordplay written out to share in class or at home. a little wordplay each day goes a long way! written by Pamela Rogers audio produced by Pamela Rogers SFX from Zapsplat

  • WWW Encore: As Playful as a Simile

    WWW Encore: As Playful as a Simile

    04/11/2020 Duración: 04min

    Encore WWW: Are you As Playful As a Simile?! Each Wacky Wordplay Wednesday (WWW)episode will feature a wordplay game you can play - with your family, friends, classmates or on your own. Each Wednesday this fall, join us for a wordplay ball. WWW episodes are brought to you by Buttons & Figs, a podcast for kids about playing with words. Visit www.buttonsandfigs.com to find these WWW activities written out for classroom play.

  • #52 - The Nonsense Show at Velma Teague Library

    #52 - The Nonsense Show at Velma Teague Library

    31/10/2020 Duración: 15min

    For this episode kids at the Velma Teague Library in Glendale, Arizona wrote and recorded nonsense poems inspired by Eric Carle's "The Nonsense Show". Be warned, this book of nonsense brings forth all sorts of, well, how shall I say, Nonsense! You'll also hear great nonsense book recommends, and a public service announcement about staying hydrated. What? You say poppycock, fiddle-faddle, surreal cereal?! You're welcome. All nonsense on this episode was written by kids taking part in Buttons & Figs creative wordplay workshops at Velma Teague Library in the Spring of 2020, yup, in the time before. These voices are a nice reminder that we'll gather again. Stay safe, sane, hydrated, and wear a mask. Poems by Buttons & Figs kids Music by Pamela Rogers SFX by Zapsplat

  • Halloween Spirit - a mini-musical treat

    Halloween Spirit - a mini-musical treat

    31/10/2020 Duración: 10min

    Halloween Spirit is a mini-musical treat with three songs that follow the story of a young boy whose favorite holiday is Halloween! Happy Halloween "Halloween is Coming" is about the excitement he feels at the start of the season! "What Can I Be?" is about the most monumental decision of the season! "Halloween Spirit" is a reminder, that no matter how different this halloween season might be, the spirit is always inside you...for free. Music by Mark Pena Lyrics by Mark Pena and Pamela Rogers Voice by Mark Pena Production by Pamela Rogers Audio Design and Engineering by Blaise Collins Happy Halloween from Buttons & Figs

  • Original Ghostly Tales - ages 8+

    Original Ghostly Tales - ages 8+

    30/10/2020 Duración: 11min

    On this episode Buttons & Figs is proud to feature two original ghost stories, for brave kids, (recommend 8+)by Marisol, a student at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona. In "The Curse" Marisol shares a cautionary tale reminding us we should listen to the stories we are told and in "While I Sleep" she shares a chilling story about a girl who is not there. These stories are read by Marisol, with voices by Mr. Pena. Happy, spooky Halloween from all of us at Buttons & Figs, a podcast for kids about spooky stories....Bawhahahaha!

  • WWW Encore: Spoooooky Halloween Vowels

    WWW Encore: Spoooooky Halloween Vowels

    26/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    Encore Wacky Wordplay: Spoooooooooky Halloween Vowel Sounds - Which vowels bring your favorite howls? Eeeeeeeeeeeek! I dare you to come up with Halloween sounds for each vowel! Each Wacky Wordplay Wednesday (WWW)episode will feature a wordplay game you can play - with your family, friends, classmates or on your own. Each Wednesday this fall, join us for a wordplay ball. WWW episodes are brought to you by Buttons & Figs, a podcast for kids about playing with words. Visit www.buttonsandfigs.com to find WWW activities - now go play!

  • WWW - Fortunately - Unfortunately

    WWW - Fortunately - Unfortunately

    20/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    We have 3 rounds of the game Fortunately, Unfortunately! Fortunately is an adverb that means to be fortunate...or lucky! Unfortunately...well, that means the opposite (wah-wah-wah-waaah) Each player adds a sentence to a story that evolves and grows, but each sentence must start with either the word Fortunately or Unfortunately. We’ll start each round...then YOU continue the play with friends or family. We’ll tell you when to hit pause at the end of each round. The idea of the game is to continue adding sentences to the story until, Unfortunately, you run out of them! Fortunately, you’ll get the idea once we begin! visit www.buttonsandfigs.com and look for Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays to see this wordplay written out to share in class or at home. a little wordplay each day goes a long way! written by Pamela Rogers audio produced by Pamela Rogers and Blaise Collins

  • The Spirit of Halloween

    The Spirit of Halloween

    15/10/2020 Duración: 04min

    I'm afraid our Halloween musical has been interrupted by an emergency holiday announcement....but wait, who's that at the door?! The Spirit of Halloween written by mark pena lyrics & vocals by mark pena audio produced by pamela rogers & blaise collins sfx by Zapsplat

  • WWW - Oxymorons

    WWW - Oxymorons

    14/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    Well, I received a letter from my Dear Aunt Agnes and it has so many oxymorons in it, so I can’t figure out WHAT she’s trying to tell me! Can you help identify all of the Oxymorons? What's an oxymoron you ask? Oxymorons are when you place two words next to each other that seem to contradict each other, or have opposite meanings, but when used together, they have meaning! For example, Jumbo Shrimp is an oxymoron….because Jumbo means big and Shrimp means small, but together, it means a something delicious! You can see this letter by visiting Buttonsandfigs.com and looking for Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays. join us for wordplay when you can, perhaps on Wednesdays. written by Pamela Rogers produced by Buttons & Figs audio engineered by Blaise Collins

  • WWW - Add A Rhyme

    WWW - Add A Rhyme

    07/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    On this episode of Wacky Wordplay Wednesday we're going to play with RHYMES! Who doesn't like to have a good time with a mighty good rhyme?! In this game you'll be listening to our rhyming verse so you can Add A Rhyme when I say it's time! Your challenge…ADD A RHYME. (Wacky, quacky, badacky rhymes get extra points, said I) Get ready to play - ADD A RHYME! visit www.buttonsandfigs.com and look for Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays to see these rhymes written out, so you can take your time playing ADD A RHYME written by pamela rogers audio produced by blaise collins SFX from Zapsplat

  • Halloween is Coming - What Can I Be?

    Halloween is Coming - What Can I Be?

    06/10/2020 Duración: 03min

    What Can I Be? Now that Halloween is Coming it's time to figure it out! Here's a little treat, with a little beat, about a boy figuring out what he wants to be this Halloween. What Will You Be this Halloween?! Hmmm? written by mark pena lyrics & vocals by mark pena audio produced by pamela rogers & blaise collins sfx by Zapsplat

  • WWW - Noun Town

    WWW - Noun Town

    29/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    What’s in Noun Town you ask?! Well, Noun Town has people and animals, places, and things! Noun Town always has ideas, but only on Tuesdays. You are about to hear actual headlines read from the Noun Town Newspaper archives. Your challenge is to write down all the Nouns in each headline! Ready to learn a bit about the goings on in Noun Town? Are you sure? http://buttonsandfigs.com/www-noun-town-news/ Visit www.buttonsandfigs.com and look for Wacky Wordplay Wednesday to find these challenges - for your whiteboard, or smart board, or any old board. Each Wacky Wordplay Wednesday (WWW)episode will feature a wordplay game you can play - with your family, friends, classmates or on your own. Most Wednesdays this fall, join us for a wordplay ball. WWW episodes are brought to you by Buttons & Figs, a podcast for kids about playing with words. written by: pamela rogers audio produced by: blaise collins inspired by: ron barrett's Now, GO PLAY!

  • Halloween Is Coming!

    Halloween Is Coming!

    27/09/2020 Duración: 03min

    Orange & black and black & orange, You know what this all means! It’s coming! it’s coming! It’s coming! It’s coming! It's coming! It's HALLOWEEN! Buttons & Figs kids love Halloween, The best time of the year! A night to go out, paint your face, and feel and give out fear! Happy October.....Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha...Boo! written by mark pena and pamela rogers vocals by mark pena audio produced by blaise collins sfx by Zapsplat

  • extra! Super Hero Jokes for National Comic Book Day

    extra! Super Hero Jokes for National Comic Book Day

    24/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    extra! extra! It's National Comic Book Day and to celebrate we have SUPER HERO KIDS telling SUPER HERO JOKES! Kids selected a joke from the "DC Super Friends Joke Book" to share with you! We recorded these jokes at the Velma Teague branch of Glendale Public Library during their LibConWest Festival. A Free Festival dedicated to celebrating comics and pop culture! Mark your calendar for this year's event...Sat Dec 5, 2020...we hope! Visit www.libconwest.org or glendaleazlibrary.com to learn more! Wakanda forever, comic books always!

  • extra! - Woke - poems about justice with poet Mahogany Browne

    extra! - Woke - poems about justice with poet Mahogany Browne

    21/09/2020 Duración: 14min

    Before Buttons & Figs heads back into the school year with more wacky wordplay...we have an extra! episode about social justice. On this episode you'll hear three amazing poems read by Mahogany Browne from the new poetry picture book titled, "Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice." You'll also get to hear from some Buttons & Figs kids sharing their thoughts about justice. We hope hearing these poems and conversations will prompt you to talk about social justice with your family. The poems in "Woke" also feature poets Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, with a forward by Jason Reynolds. This picture book is filled with hope and joy and the poems will help grownups open up conversations with kids about justice. The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and published by Roaring Brook Press. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled wacky wordplay next time. Till then, may your head turn green and your hands turn blue. Thanks for listening to me and you and you and me. audio sound by Blaise Collin

  • Summertime Zone - Frosty Pops

    Summertime Zone - Frosty Pops

    04/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    Two kids, two ideas. One song contest. On the back of a cereal box. Should these kids enter? Can they work together? Will they win? What is a lunar launcher? This is the last stop...in the Summertime Zone. You are now leaving the Summertime Zone. We don’t understand why you entered this kid dimension, but we are grateful you found your way into this middle ground between stupidity and wisdom, between make-believe and absurdity. May the kid dimension of stories always find its way to you. Be well. Summertime Zone sketch comedy written and performed by Pamela Rogers and Mark Pena. Frosty Pops written, performed and produced by Mark Pena and Pamela Rogers Audio mastering by Blaise Collins We now return you to our regularly scheduled program of wordplay, poetry and episodes written by Buttons & Figs kids.

  • Summertime Zone - The Incident

    Summertime Zone - The Incident

    31/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    School day. The past. The seasons were about to change, when a moment happened. An incident that caused time to stand still, a moment where you question reality. This incident could only happen...in the summertime zone. written by pamela rogers and mark pena voices by mark pena music includes pieces by mark pena & pamela rogers and turbosol https://www.youtube.com/c/95TurboSol produced by pamela rogers audio mastered by blaise collins

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