November 20, 2013 Kelly

Did you know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out as a comic strip in 1984? It did not become a show on Saturday mornings until 1988. After a short break from the spotlight, now they are referred to as TMNT and air on Nickelodeon. And it all started with a book… a comic book!

Click the pictures below to download a template to make your own comics!

Comic Book Template Comic Book Template

Creating comic strips encourages children to be creative and use words and pictures to tell a story. It will help them understand that stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. Creating comics can also help children develop a love of reading and improve their handwriting. (But most importantly, they are having fun and being creative.)

What did you think of last night's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party at the Orange Branch? Email any pictures you may have snapped that you want to share with us!

A Little TMNT History Lesson