Green Grandparents

Projects

Bird Puppet construction:  Click Here

COMING SOON:
Bird Watch….Journals
Recipes  for Bird Lovers to make food Birds love

LISTEN TO THE HEARTBEAT OF MOTHER EARTH

COMING SOON:

  • Storytelling to the beat of the drum
  • Folk stories from around the world that connect us  to Mother Earth
  • Native American stories from the Four Directions


DANCE OF THE FOUR SEASONS
We honor the four seasons with recycled puppets dressed in the costumes of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and celebrate the gifts each season brings.
Dance of the Four Seasons Production Notes  Ckick Here

TREES   TREES   BARK AND LEAVES

Coming soon
Nature hikes to identify the trees in your neighborhood
Trees in all the seasons

SPELLDOWN
Coming Soon

An upbeat musical with dancing letters that join together to spell
    FAITH          HOPE         JOY             LOVE            PEACE

COMING SOON:

Our World in a Wonderful Place - Music and lyrics

Painting Our World with Love - Music and lyrics

THE HABITAT IS WHERE IT’S AT

Life size water bottle puppets bring awareness to the world's water crisis in an upbeat musical with water bottle percussion.

A musical invitation to people of all ages to increase awareness of the world's water crisis. Puppets made of recycled water bottles sing accompanied by large water bottle drums and shakers. Script and music bring the message to life with audience participation in a call and response echo. Links to organizations that identify world water problems and solutions are included.  

Water...water everywhere and not a drop to drink
Water...water everywhere....we have to stop and think
What we can do....YES, Me and You


LISTEN
All the facts are TRUE

Listen to the heartbeat of Mother Earth....stories and drumming to connect us to the gifts of nature that surround us every day. The children make drums from recycled and natural materials and find their own rhythm as we drum together in the story circle. Together, we learn ways we can take care of these gifts in our homes, our community and our world. Drums bring stories from all cultures to life with simple rhythms that connect us to Mother Earth and each other. 

Click here for Drum Making Directions

Where do you live? Do you have mountains in your back yard or are there endless prairies?  Are there forrests that provide homes for a variety of animals and birds?  Are there lakes and streams, winding rivers or an ocean near by?   Are there green spaces in your city?  Are there parks and nature walks available when you want to be outside?  Answers to these questions will tell you about your habitat.    

The Habitat Is WhereIt's At is a project where we explore local habitats and their inhabitants with recycled puppets in an easy to create upbeat 

The projects for Green Grandparents have been created to provide activities to enhance classroom ecology themes and to connect students to Mother Earth.They have been designed specifically for the volunteer to be able to bring a program or project to the elementary classroom with confidence that it can be completed easily from start to finish with excellent results.

 The program ideas and music are original works and have been used in classrooms from Kindergarten to sixth grade so we know that they work well with all levels of ability and can be expanded to accomodate as many children as the project directs      All projects are volunteer ready with easy to follow age appropriate directions. Each project has a "you will need" list so you will have everything ready when you are ready. 

The list of supplies  is made up with mostly recyclables that can be found around your home with minimal things that need to be purchased. Start saving your treasures now!

OH NO! NO  H20

IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

NOTE
All production notes with music will be converted to PDF files by July 1, 2011


R-E-C-Y-C-L-E  ME
An upbeat lively musical production using puppets and drums made with reclycled materials

Books That Connect Us To The Rhythm of the Drum and Creation:

OH NO!   NO H2O!   Production Notes  Click Here
Water Bottle Puppet construction
Water Bottle Drums
Rain Sticks   Directions   Click Here


A-B-C-D-E-F-GREEN - The GREEN ALPHABET in action
A lively upbeat puppet musical with alphabet letters on dancing dowel rods

A. Awareness is the Answer
B. a BELIEVER
C. CLAIM A CAUSE


Each letter in the alphabet comes to bring you GREEN projects and possibilities for   A-Z activities from  A-Adopting Animals  to  Z-Zero Tolerance

performance using a variety of student-made percussion instruments. Resources and research ideas included for understanding our responsibility for protecting the resources.  


Habitat Production Notes and Script - Click here
Puppet construction


Organizations that help us to HELP the HABITAT 

Percussion construction and performance guidelines