Winter Tales! (Winter Holiday’s)

Multicultural tales (secular) of winter celebrations around the world

All over the world, people light the long winter nights with celebration and stories!

Winter Tales features (secular) international folk tales to mark winter celebrations such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Chinese New Year, Diwali, and the Muslim holiday, Eid ul-Fitr. Some stories and songs are highly interactive, some hilarious…. all have positive messages.

Winter Tales” contains four-to-six of these stories:

The Sleeping Dragon – Little mouse tries to wake a dragon. With audience help, a whisper works where all else fails. With hand puppets and a unique lap puppet. Chinese New Year/ China

Candy – A humorous tale where a wise man helps a boy – and himself – stop eating too much candy. With rod and hand puppets. Eid ul-Fitr/ Egypt

Anansi and the Snake – Anansi the Spider tricks snake to become the owner of all stories. With loads of interaction, and a giant colorful snake puppet. Kwanzaa/Africa

The Chicken’s Egg – A clever chicken convinces a farmer’s wife to return its egg. With hand puppets. An interactive tale. Diwali/India

Bulbis – A classic Yiddish song featuring THE WORLD’S LARGEST YIDDISH POTATO MARIONETTE! Audience members operate the puppet and learn the Yiddish word for potato. Hanukkah/Russia

The Princess and The Monster – A brave princess enlists her friends, the forest animals, to help her to drive away a mean monster in this re-telling of a middle eastern folk-tale. Hanukah/Middle-East
(This story is told in conjunction with our puppet making activity.)

Sing-Along – Our sing-along of the “new classic”, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, gives children an example of a contemporary American tradition! USA

Ball Drop! – We count down to the new year with a descending (puppet) ball, song and mirth!

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