GRADE LEVEL: Pre-K - 2nd
PUPPET: Anansi Shadow Puppet
PROGRAM LENGTH: 45 minutes
Students are introduced to the Anansi as trickster and hero with a focus the book by Gerald McDermott. Students witness the African folktale Anansi and Sister Mud Turtle as it comes to life with brilliantly colored shadow puppets. The story is performed during the first part of the program - complete with recorded Nigerian drumming & narration! Students compare “food cousins” from West Africa and the U.S. The workshop culminates with a hands-on activity where students make their very own Anansi Shadow Puppet.
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