BRING A STORY TO LIFE
STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES TO AMPLIFY STORY TIME.
Lesson plans to liven up any story in your library, or create original stories through improvisation and dramatic play!
Tips and tricks teachers use to engage students and teach them comprehesion, critical thinking, and imaginative play.
Strategies to encourage young learners' original story telling skills, and ways to help bring those stories to life!
Choose a favorite book and turn it into a play! This lesson includes tools to help map the story, and storytelling.
For the past 24 years DMPA has commited to connecting students and educators to performing arts experiences through the Applause Series, and for the past decade we have welcomed families into our theater spaces through the Wellmark Family Series. Below is a collection of curriculum guides, resources, and projects we've used throughout the years to enhance the storytelling on DMPA stages.
Please take a look and help yourself to anything that would enable you to dig deeper into the stories on your shelf, or the stories available digitally through your local library.
Dig deeper into the story with the DMPA curriculum guide: A Year with Frog and Toad Resources and Activities
Create a fly catcher from a toilet paper roll: Fly Catcher Instructions
Create a Frog Hat:
Dig into Peter's world with the DMPA Inquiry Guide and links to other media resources!
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation reading list for the Universal Child Experience: Books featuring diverse families and friends sharing the fun and the concerns common to all.
Listen to author Eric Carl read The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Dig deeper into the story with DMPA Resources and Activities
Create your own Very Hungry Caterpillar
Explore nature with this homemade telescope
Dig deeper into the story with the DMPA curriculum guide: The Man Who Planted Trees Resources and Activities
Artwork around The Man Who Planted Trees:
Listen to Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards - New Orleans inspired jazz artist for kids!
Dig deeper into the music of Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards with our DMPA Curriculum Guide
Create your own Mardi Gras Parade!
Explore New Orleans in lead singer, Ashli St. Armant's new children's book Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons, now available for free on Audible Discover!
Share your creations with us via social media using #ProjectJoy!
OTHER ONLINE ARTS CONNECTIONS FOR FAMILIES
- Justin Roberts Stuck At Home Resource Library
- Okee Dokee Brothers Adventure Film Round Up!
- Sonia De Los Santos En La Casa Series
- Stages Theatre Company Beyond the Stage Program
- Theatre for Young Audiences at Home - a roundup of virtual performances for young audiences, online education programs, and digital content
- National Geographic Learn at Home - Curated collections of learning activities to implement at home
- The Lion King Experience - An immersive, project-based exploration of theater-making.