Making Healthy Choices

by  Center for Puppetry Arts

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Little Noodle, star of the Center’s original stage production Adventures of Little Noodle, joins the Distance Learning Team as co-host for our program about healthy living, Making Healthy Choices. Little Noodle gets students movin’ and groovin’ through recorded segments that encourage movement, healthy decision making practices, and hands-on puppet building. Students will identify active vs. non-active play and participate in physical activities as they learn about the new MyPlate nutrition guide. Students will make and operate their very own Dazzle Dragonfly rod puppet just like Little Noodle!

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About This Program


By Request: $185.00
By Request Premium: $175.00

The Center offers a BULK BOOKING DISCOUNT- BOOK 9 PROGRAMS AND THE 10TH IS FREE. Payment is due 30 days after the videoconference.


40-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Performing Arts, Technology/Information Science multiple intelligences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Students will make a simple Dazzle Dragonfly rod puppet during the program.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
United States

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.

Sara Burmenko

Program Details


1. This program will begin with a participatory song, w/call and response, focusing on eating healthy.
2. Little Noodle will join the presentation via recorded video to lead students through a simple, movement exercise. She will introduce the next segment on the Food Pyramid.
3. Participants discuss the Food Pyramid and the food groups through visual images w/call and response led by the live presenter.
4. Participants play a food group game with the presenter.
5. Little Noodle joins participants via video to introduce the idea of moving for 60 minutes a day. Students perform simple exercises (walking in place, stretching, etc.) to original music and lyrics led by Little Noodle.
6. Participants play the "Movin' and Groovin' or Layin' and Stayin'" game with presenter (identifying active vs. non-active play). Kinesthetics/movements are incorporated throughout the game.
7. Participants make their very own Dazzle Dragonfly Rod puppet (just like Little Noodle's!). Great hands-on interaction!
8. Participants view the final video segment hosted by Little Noodle. Little Noodle leads participants though interactive body movements and puppet manipulation for the Dazzle Dragonfly Rod puppet.
9. Live presenter closes program by asking participants to join her in demonstrating their working rod puppets.


The participant will:
-identify the main food groups from the Food Pyramid
- explore and identify active vs. non-active play
- engage in physical activity
- create a working rod puppet
- develop an appreciation for puppetry as an art form

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Curriculum Standards met during live videoconference:
Please go to www.educationworld.com for a complete list of national standards.

NPH-H.K-4.3 Reducing Health Risks
NPH-H.K-4.6 Setting Goals for Good Health
NPH-H.K-4.7 Health Advocacy

NPH.K-12.1 Movement Forms
NPH.K-12.2 Movement Concepts
NPH.K-12.3 Physical Activity
NPH.K-12.5 Responsible Behavior
NPH.K-12.6 Respect for Others
NPH.K-12.7 Understanding Challenge

Fine Arts/Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and applying media techniques, and processes
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using knowledge of structures and functions
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work
of others
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

National Technology Standards (NETS):
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts

State Standards

All programs meet national curriculum standards. All state standards correlate closely to these standards.