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Storytelling and Writing Empowering Children to Write and Tell Stories
- by Author Valerie Marsh
   Here are two fun and easy ways to write using art!  If your students are "reluctant writers," create excitement by using the unique writing methods of paper-cutting, and draw and tell. Students will write their own fiction, non-fiction or...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


   based on 123 evaluation(s).


Anansi Spider Folktale Trickster - Participate in Anansi Stories, Create Your Own Story!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
    Combine creative writing, folktales and art! Anansi is an important trickster folktale character from West Africa and the Caribbean. Participate in Anansi stories using drawing, paper-cutting or sign language storytelling. Then create your own...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 11 evaluation(s).


Use Chinese Tangrams to Write Your Own Personal Narrative or Folktale!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     Creative writing, art, and ancient Chinese puzzle pieces work together. Your students will enjoy folktales, the history of tangrams and explore student created tangram pictures. Then they can write their own story and create tangram objects...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


   based on 5 evaluation(s).


Gravity Action Science Sir Isaac Newton, the School Bully and an Apple Tree!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     How are gravity and school bullies related? Find out when we use tangrams and paper apples to learn about Isaac Newton's childhood, his interest in science, and how he dealt with a school bully. Students engage in interactive experiments...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 2 evaluation(s).


Snakes Action Science Snakes Rattle! Snakes Molt! Now You Try It!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
Watch your students. become snakes and shed their skins! Combine literacy, and science! Your students enjoy a fiction story about "How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle" and then use art to create their own Rattlesnake puppet! Students explore cool...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 8 evaluation(s).


December Holidays Around the World Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
Your students will love learning and retelling stories about these winter holidays that are celebrated around the world: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, and Christmas. Discover that these celebrations all have a special story, number, food...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


   based on 22 evaluation(s).


Snowflakes Action Science Cut & Tell A Snowflake Story, Apply It to Push/Pull, Incline, Gravity!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     Science, art, storytelling! First, Valerie shares a fun story about snowflakes! Then, students create their own paper snowflake and use it to explore the concepts of push/pull, gravity and incline. We 'predict' that your students will...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 8 evaluation(s).


Hearts Action Science Enjoy A Valentine Folktale, Then Apply It to Push/Pull, Incline and Gravity!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     This program is a little bit of art, math, literature, and a whole lot of science! First, children enjoy a fun folktale story about Valentine's Day! Next up is physics! Students use their paper heart to explore push/pull, gravity and incline....
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 4 evaluation(s).


Shamrock Action Science Enjoy A Good Luck Story, Then Apply It to Push/Pull, Gravity, Incline
- by Author Valerie Marsh
      A  little bit of art, math, literature and a whole lot of science! First, children enjoy a fun folktale about shamrocks!  Next up is the science! Using their own shamrock, students explore the math and physics concepts of line of...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2


   based on 4 evaluation(s).


Women Who Rescued Learn Their Stories, Then Cut, Draw, or Use Tangrams to Write!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
       Celebrate Women's History by learning how Elizabeth Blackwell, Ida Lewis, Mother Teresa and others rescued!  Your students enjoy and then write stories using unique writing methods of cutting, drawing, sign language and tangrams. Unique...
Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


   based on 1 evaluation(s).


Earth Day Action Science Dissect a Happy Meal! Make a Trash Troll!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? Dissect a real Happy Meal with us and find out! Discover how long common items take to decompose. Use sign language to sing a song about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Learn actions you...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 13 evaluation(s).


Butterfly Action Science Cut Out A Butterfly, Then Do Gravity, Incline, Push/Pull!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
   Combine literacy and science! Your students enjoy a riddle story about flowers and butterflies! Then, students retell the story and cut out their own paper flower, which turns into a butterfly when unfolded. This is a surprise so Shhh... Using...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 8 evaluation(s).


Pollinators Action Science Butterflies & Bees Pollinate & Waggle Dance! Now You Do It!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
    Combine art, storytelling and math for this Action Science program! Your students solve a folktale riddle story about butterflies and flowers.. Then they 'fly' their paper butterfly around to 'exchange pollen' with the 'flowers'. Next...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3


   based on 5 evaluation(s).


Spiders Action Science Enjoy an Anansi Folktale. Then Do Push, Pull, Gravity, Incline!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     Enjoy a folktale trickster story about Anansi the Spider. Then use Anansi's paper hat to explore the science concepts of line of symmetry, push/pull, gravity and incline. This program is a totally Hands-On!
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2


   based on 9 evaluation(s).


Water Action Science Water Takes 3 Forms, Goes in A Cycle - Now You Do It!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
    We challenge your students to melt an ice cube! This program combines art, story and science! Students use their art skills to draw and retell our "No Water" story. Students 'become molecules' and act out water's three forms while doing the...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3


   based on 3 evaluation(s).


Folktales & Food Enjoy These Yummy Stories, Then Write Your Own Story About Food!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
     Some of the world's best loved folktales, "Stone Soup," "The Gingerbread Man," "Goldilocks", "The Magic Porridge Pot," and "Anansi's Hot Bean Soup" are about food!  Combine these folktales with the creative writing methods of sign language...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


   based on 1 evaluation(s).


Rabbits Action Science Hearing, Hopping, Hoping - That They Don't Get Eaten
- by Author Valerie Marsh
   Rabbits! Explore how their adaptations help them survive! How do their special ears help them hear predators? How do their amazing feet help them escape? How do their unique teeth help them stay safe? Enjoy a multicultural  folktale about a ...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons


   based on 2 evaluation(s).


Rabbit Action Science Cut Out Rabbit Ears, Then Do Physics-Gravity, Incline, Push/Pull!
- by Author Valerie Marsh
Combine literacy and science! Enjoy a funny folktale about a rabbit with big feet and even bigger ears. Then hop into physics fun! Use your rabbit ears to explore the science of push/pull, incline and gravity!
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2


This program has not yet been evaluated.


Snow Much to Know! Action Science
- by Author Valerie Marsh
    Science, art, storytelling! Your students create their own paper snowflake to tell a fun story with a surprise ending. Then they use it to explore the fascinating science of snow crystals and how they form! Then we explore the three states of...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


   based on 1 evaluation(s).


Spiders! A Folktale Using Sign Language! Then Do Action Science
- by Author Valerie Marsh
Use sign language and participate in a folktale story about spiders and their webs! Then become an arachnologist (spider scientist) and learn some fun spiders facts. with Miss Liz the Science Wiz. Your students will simulate real spider behavior...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2


This program has not yet been evaluated.