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Arts Integration at Home – Stop and Go and Jump

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Stop! And, go! And, Jump! This is a great activity that gets you up, moving, and thinking quick. Play it before distance learning starts to gather energy and focus. Play it when everyone is done for the day and needs to release some energy. Feel free to create your own … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Excursions

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020 Today’s arts integration at home activity is a playful way to get the week started. Excursions invites kids (and adults) to practice the skills of observation and presence, and most importantly creativity through spontaneity. DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY AS A PRINTABLE .PDF Watch a time-lapse video of Sarah playing Excursions. I … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Mirror

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Arts Integration at Home – Hot Seating

Posted Monday, April 13, 2020 Today’s at-home activity, Hot Seating, gets kids acting! This activity allows them to a) think from different perspectives and b) share their knowledge in a creative way. It is essentially an interview with a character, a famous person, or anyone else who the student might want to pretend to be. … Read more

Performance Notes: Toto Kisaku’s “Requiem For an Electric Chair”

Upon meeting Toto Kisaku two years ago, I was immediately struck by his artistry, personal story and humanity. His compelling story, combined with expertly honed theater craft makes for powerful performance. While we deeply regret we cannot all gather this week for “Requiem for An Electric Chair,” we’re pleased to announce we are rescheduling this … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – People to People

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Today’s at-home activity, People to People, gets kids up on their feet and into their bodies. This activity allows them to a) move their bodies in improvisational ways and b) practice in the moment problem-solving. Open the PDF linked below to see the directions for the activity – one set … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Sentence-At-A-Time Story

Posted Monday, April 6, 2020 Today’s at-home activity is a classic improvisation game – Sentence-at-a-Time Story. This activity allows kids to a) practice their creativity and b) work on sequencing, word choice, and descriptive details. Open the PDF linked below to see the directions for the activity – one set for caregivers/teachers and one set … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – This is Not a..

THIS IS NOT A… Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy April Fool’s Day! In honor of the silliness of the day, we are sharing a playful theatre activity that gets you a) using your imagination and b) showing/telling descriptive details. It’s called “This is Not a…” All you need to play is one non-breakable, hand-held … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Narrative Pantomime

NARRATIVE PANTOMIME Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 Narrative Pantomime is an active way for students to a) retell a story and b) draw out action, emotion, and sensory details. It’s a great way to extend the story hour, especially for kids who can’t read yet. The directions for the activity are shared in two ways … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Role on the Wall

With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. We want to offer a few simple, creative, educational, and arts-based ways to spice up your distance learning – especially since the day might involve a lot of sitting.  On that note, a huge thank you to all the teachers … Read more