Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic, Alice in Wonderland, is a wonderful tale about a young girl, whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters. Through Alice’s imagination, ordinary everyday things become extraordinary. The words on the page come alive as Alice recites “The Jabberwocky” and learns how to overcome her own fears. Through this story, we hope to encourage the students to enjoy using their imagination and triumph over their fears.
Geared for ages 5 and up.
Resources: Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
“The Ancient Gods: Greek Mythology for Kids” is the first in a series of plays aimed at introducing younger audiences into the world of Zeus, Hera, and all the other residents of Mount Olympus. Homer, the famous poet and source of information about ancient Greece, narrates the play. Inspired by the idea of the Greek chorus, the play uses mask work and creative props to incorporate the audience into the action. Homer takes the audience on a journey through antiquity; the kids meet a slew of gods, philosophers, heroes and monsters engaged in a battle over the destiny of humankind. This melange of tales is an exciting introduction to the ideas and culture that shaped western civilization as we know it today, as it chronicles the adventures of the Greek Gods and ancient superheroes such as Agamemnon and Hercules.
Geared for ages 5 and up
Resources: Various Books on Greek Mythology