Live Puppet Show: Bird that Wants to Fly

by  Banyan Global Learning

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Join professional puppeteer Kris Bluett-Woolen of Pacific Puppetry Institute to explore a story rich in social and emotional learning. Students will go through a SEL workshop to empathize with the characters and relate their feelings to their own life.

This unique online musical puppet show is based on the SEL zones of regulation model from Leah Kuypers, MA.Ed.

Bird that Wants to Fly is written by Diane Kaufman, a child psychiatrist at Mind Matters and founder of Creative Life Lines. CLL reaches out with compassion and creativity to help save lives. 

Adapted from the opera by Michael Raphael performed by Trilogy: An Opera Company

Credits: Kevin Maynor and Trilogy: An Opera Company after Therapeutic Arts Alliance of Manhattan

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00


One class period

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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About This Provider

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Banyan Global Learning

Farmdale, NY
United States

Banyan Global Learning is a virtual education content provider with a global network of innovative educators. Our live virtual programs connect learners to undiscovered places, new people and fresh ideas

Our programs are taught LIVE and on location (time zone permitting) with TWO teachers — one driving the lesson progression and the other engaging from the field. These dynamic programs are unlike any educational program you have experienced. 

We have created a suite of virtual programs to reach all levels of learners in three main content areas: Social and Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, and Global Citizenship.

We love designing new programs, so if we don't currently have what you're looking for, just ask.

Banyan Global Learning believes in the power of live video to bridge cultural divides, expand empathetic thinking and prepare our students to navigate real life. We are mission-driven to create authentic connections that fulfill the needs of students and teachers alike.  

Robyn Bodin

Program Details


This program begins with a workshop in the creative expression, zones of regulation and empathy.
Act 1 - identifying emotions
Act 2 - empathy
Act 3 - creative expression
Students will have the opportunity to chat live with the puppeteer and puppets throughout the interactive program


The participant will identify emotions in themself, other people, and characters in a story.

The participant will practice empathy for others.

The participant will compare how characters’ feelings change in a story.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.9 -- Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.