Digital Learning Workshop | Ages 4-8 | online

African Folktales in the Trickster Tradition

Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider. In this hands-on interactive lesson, students use pictures and movement to retell the story of Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermont.

Then students watch the African folktale Anansi and Sister Mud Turtle come to life with a shadow puppet show performed by Center staff accompanied by Nigerian drumming and narration! Students then compare “food cousins” from West Africa and the U.S.

The workshop culminates with a puppet-making activity where students make an Anansi puppet of their very own.

Puppet: Anansi Shadow Puppet

Program Length: 45 Minutes

Capacity: 35

Cost: $185

Note: Discounts are available for multiple orders.

Digital Learning Director
Sara Burmenko
Sara started her career at the Center in 2000, after receiving her degree in Education. Her first position was in the Education department, where she was able to combine her passion for the arts, as well as her love for teaching. Throughout her time at the Center, Sara took on many different roles, settling in the Digital Learning Department. In 2016, she became the department’s director and has continued to expand its award-winning programming. Digital Learning is currently in all 50 states and 88 countries.

Digital Learning FAQs

If you can’t come to the Center, we can bring the Center programming to you!

How do you book a Digital Learning program?

Fill out the form on this page or call us at 404-881-5117 for more information.

Who can participate in a Digital Learning program?

We use the cloud-based Zoom platform to present our programming, so anyone with access to the internet can connect with us.

What is your cancellation policy?

We don’t charge for program cancellations due to weather; however, we do require that they be rescheduled. The full fee will be charged for cancellations made with less than 48-hour notice and for “NO SHOWS.” Foreign language programs require a 2-week cancelation notice.

What is your discount policy?

Book 9 programs and your 10th program is FREE. This applies to hands-on, curriculum-based workshops ONLY (not puppet shows).

Extend your puppetry experience with other interactive, online programs!