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
Note: Discounts are available for multiple orders.
Digital Learning Director
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.