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Educator Resource Guides are available for many of our activities (specifically, school-year Family Performances for grades preK-5) and are designed to enhance student learning before and after a visit to the Center. Guides includes show-specific activities, details about performances and artists, puppetry resources, creative opportunities for extended enrichment, resource lists, and more.

Current and Upcoming Productions | Past Productions | Distance Learning


Current and Upcoming Productions

Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling - Some great resources about the show and about puppetry.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites - Visit the “Supporting Materials” section of the FOR PRESENTERS/THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVOURITES page of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s website for terrific suggestions about using their show as a springboard for classroom learning!


Past Productions

Educator Resource Guides for past productions may still be applicable to your current curriculum. Teachers are welcome to download the study guides and use them in the classroom.

1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories - Education Info Sheet

The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on children's literature, fantasy, fables, or folk and fairy tales.

Adventures of Little Noodle - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on health, nutrition, positive choices, and/or childhood obesity prevention.

The Adventures of Mighty Bug - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on insects, animal biology, superheroes, or storytelling.

American Tall Tales - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on Patriotism, the Wild West, Tall Tales, or American Folklore.

Anne Frank: Within & Without - a teaching resource to enhance the study of the Holocaust, The Diary of Anne Frank, WWII, or world history.

Beauty & the Beast - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fairytales, folklore, children's literature, or fantasy.

The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show- the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on pigs, fairy tales, folklore, children's literature or storytelling.

The Body Detective - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on human biology.

Brer Rabbit & Friends - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folklore, fairy tales, folk music, Georgia authors, African American culture, or children’s literature – and is a great example of visual, musical, and dramatic arts.

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on animals, Mexican culture, trickster tales, Spanish language, and/or life on the farm – and is a great example of visual, musical, and dramatic arts.

Captain Healthy & Safety Dog - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on health, nutrition, or safety.

Charlotte's Web - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on the farm, spiders, animals, friendship, books by E.B. White, or classic children's literature in general.

Cinderella Della Circus - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fantasy, folk and fairy tales, children’s literature, or shared global culture.

Circus of the Sea - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on ocean life, fish, conservation, or marine biology.

Coyote Sings - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on Native American culture, folklore, or storytelling.

La Cucarachita Martina (Martina, the Little Roach) - Educational Companion from the Center for Puppetry Arts

La Cucarachita Martina (Martina, the Little Roach) - Teacher Resource Guide from Teatro SEA

Dinosaurs - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on dinosaurs, prehistoric life, or geologic time.

There's a Dinosaur in the Closet - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on dinosaurs, prehistoric life, geologic time, storytelling, puppetry, or children's literature.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote - (en Español)

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat - Some great resources about the show and about puppetry.

The Dragon King (provided by Tanglewood Marionettes) - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on Asian culture, folklore, fantasy, or storytelling.

Duke Ellington's Cat (Pre-K - Grade 5) - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on music history, African American history, famous composers, or jazz music.

Duke Ellington's Cat (Grades 6-12) - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on music history, African American history, famous composers, or jazz music.

The Encounter of Juan Bobo & Pedro Animal - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folklore, Latin American geography and culture, or children’s literature.

The Fox and the Little Red Hen - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on farms, autumn, children's literature, and folklore.

Galapagos George, the Little Tortoise that Could - PLEASE NOTE: this Learning Guide was created by Barefoot Puppet Theatre.

Gingerbread Boy - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on children's literature and folklore.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow- the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folk tales, autumn holidays, horses, the harvest, and rural American history – and is a great example of visual, musical, and dramatic arts.

The House at Pooh Corner - the perfect accompaniment to thematic unit on bears, children's literature, or folklore.

Jack & the Beanstalk - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on children's literature, fairy tales, folklore, fantasy, or the Brothers Grimm.

The Last Dragon on Earth - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on dragons, children’s literature, fantasy, fables, folk tales or fairy tales.

The Lion, the Mouse & Other Aesop's Fables - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fables and folklore, Ancient
Greece, animals, character education, storytelling, puppetry, or classic children’s literature.


Little One Inch - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fantasy, folk and fairy tales, children’s literature or Japanese culture.

The Little Pirate Mermaid - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fantasy, folk and fairy tales, the ocean, or pirates.

The Little Rabbit and Other South American Tales - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folklore, fairy tales, fantasy, or children’s literature.

The New Adventures of the Gingerbread Man - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on children's literature, fantasy, fables, or folk and fairy tales.

Nightingale - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folk
tales, fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen, Chinese culture, or birds.


A November Day: A War Story - a teaching resource to enhance the study of WWI or world history.

Old Man and the Monkeys & other Chinese Tales - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on China, Asia, animals, folk and fairy tales, or multicultural children’s literature.

Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on Patriotism, the Wild West, Tall Tales, or American Folklore.

Peter and the Wolf & The Frog Prince - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folk/fairy tales, growing up, classic literature, and classical music, and is a great example of visual, musical, and dramatic arts.

Peter Pan - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on literature, family, the science of shadows and/or flying.

Peter Rabbit Educator Companion Guide

Pinocchio - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on Italy, fantasy, folklore, fairy tales, or children's literature.

The Plant Doctors - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on plants, trees, Earth Day, gardens, or ecology.

Rainforest Adventures - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on rainforests, birds, jungles, Brazil, animal biology, ecosystems, and world geography.

Randel McGee & Groark - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on dragons, children’s literature, fantasy, fables, folk tales, or fairy tales.

The Reluctant Dragon - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on castles, dragons, knights or fairy tales, and folklore in general.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on music, children’s literature, animals, winter holidays, bullying, healthy habits, or TV/animation.

Rumpelstiltskin - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folklore, fairy tales, fantasy, or children's literature.

Sam the Lovesick Snowman - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on the seasons, folk and fairy tales, or classic children's literature.

The Shoemaker & the Elves - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fairy tales, the Brothers Grimm, children's literature, or folklore.

Sleeping Beauty - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on folk/fairy tales, growing up, classic literature, and dealing with emotions. It is also a great example of visual, musical, and
dramatic arts.


SPACE! - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on the planets, the sun and moon, stars, astronomy, and forces in space.

Squirrel Stole My Underpants - PLEASE NOTE: this Learning Guide was created by Bonnie Duncan.

Stellaluna - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on bats, mammals, nocturnal animals, or contemporary children’s literature.

The Stinky Cheese Man - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on children's literature, story telling, fables, or folk and fairy tales.

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on American Literature.

The 3 Little Pigs & More - PLEASE NOTE: “The 3 Little Pigs & More” is also called “A Tangle of Tales”— enjoy this wonderful Study Guide to enhance your experience with the performance no matter what you call the show!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Tales - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fantasy, folk and fairy tales, children’s literature or shared global culture.

The Tortoise, the Hare, and other Aesop's Fables - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fables and folklore, Ancient Greece, animals, character education, storytelling, puppetry or classic children’s literature.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on wolves, pigs, animals, fantasy, folk and fairy tales, creative writing, or children’s literature.

The Ugly Duckling - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on animals, birds, folk and fairy tales, or children's literature.

The Velveteen Rabbit - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on rabbits, friendship, folklore, or classic children's literature.

Wake Up Your Weird with Lolly & Leslie - this hilarious and heartwarming show will inspire children to explore their creative potential at home or at school.

Weather Rocks! - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on weather or earth science.

Winnie-the-Pooh - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on bears, children's literature, or folklore.

A Woodland Cinderella - the perfect accompaniment to a thematic unit on fantasy, folk and fairy tales, children’s literature, or shared global culture.


Distance Learning

Educator Resource Guides are available for most Distance Learning programs.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Africa (Mali)
Anansi the Spider: A West African Folktale
The Legacy of Anne Frank
The Aztecs
Butterflies
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs - PreK
Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Elementary Schools
Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Middle/High Schools
Don Quixote
Exploring Africa
Faust
The Gingerbread Boy
Little Noodle
Mexico
Native Americans
Plants
Edgar Allan Poe
Rain Forest
Spiders


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Aretta Baumgartner
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Phone: 404.881.5144
Fax: 404.873.9907

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Jeff Domke
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Phone: 404.881.5136
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Videoconferencing/Distance Learning
Patty Petrey Dees, Distance Learning Program Director
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