A LIVE, INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! Little Red Hen & the Grain of Wheat

by  Center for Puppetry Arts

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This classic tale comes to life through an interactive performance led by puppeteer Jeffrey Zwartjes. Colorful hand puppets tell the story of a hen who finds a grain of wheat. She wants to harvest the wheat but none of the other barnyard animals will help her, so she decides to do it all herself. Will Little Red Hen share her bounty with the other animals? Your students decide! Lessons of hard work, responsibility, sharing, and helping your neighbor ring true in this timeless tale. Students will have Q & A with the puppeteer following the performance.

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00
By Request Premium: $215.00

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40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode

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

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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 begins with an introduction to the puppeteer.
2. The puppeteer will review "audience participation" with students
3. The puppeteer performs Little Red Hen & the Grain of Wheat.
4. Q & A with puppeteer.


Students will view and participate as a virtual audience in a live puppetry performance, The Little Red Hen

Develop an appreciation of puppetry as an art form and means of expression

Demonstrate an understanding of certain character education principles and concepts (kindness, sharing, forgiveness, caring, and giving)

Identify important aspects of character education to apply to a real-life school setting

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Theatre Arts, Language Arts, Character Education, Social Studies