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Greek Myths * Pegasus Shadow Puppet Show * 4th & 5th Grade

Here are some magical images from the tale of Pegasus and Bellerophron, a Greek myth that is an interesting lesson in pride. The story begins with Bellerophron, who cannot rest until Athena’s winged horse, Pegasus, is his. With Athena’s help, he captures the enchanting creature and goes on many adventures. He also defeats the Chimera, […]

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Japanese Noh-Inspired Puppets * First Grade

All of these fantastic creatures make me smile! For this project, kids learned a little bit about Japanese culture, arts and theater. ¬†We created the puppets by: 1. Forming colored clay faces inspired by Japanese folklore characters, demons and tricksters, such as Hannya, Kitsune and others. 2. Folding,¬†dipping and dyeing paper and filters, creating symbolic […]

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Where the Wild Things Are * Shadow Puppets * Kindergarten

On the day of Maurice Sendak’s birthday, it seemed only fitting to post the Shadow Puppets & Performances my kindergarteners made of Where the Wild Things Are. In Max’s room, a forest grew… In Max’s room, a forest grew… Shadow Puppet of Monster

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