Curated Content for Kids and Their Families

The PAC staff has curated a list of performing arts-related activities for kids and their families. Plenty of ideas on what to watch, read, follow, and do during this time of social distancing. We’ll be updating it weekly, so check back often! Click here to view.

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit Tales is the story of a grown up Peter and friends who remember their youthful adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden and work to save their children from a badger. Combining three of the famous Peter Rabbit tales, this captivating show by Philadelphia’s Enchantment Theatre Company (which would have been seen by our school-time audiences on April 1) reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.

Related Activities

  • Read any of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books
  • Mime is acting without speaking or making any noise; the performers act out the story with their bodies and gestures, but they do not speak. Play charades to practice miming!
  • Plan a garden, plant seeds
  • Click for more ideas!

For Teachers:

Click here to download the Peter Rabbit study guide.
Download Pre-Viewing Writing Activities
Download Post-Viewing Writing Activities

Hatched

Treehouse Shakers was due to present The Boy Who Grew Flowers, a newly commissioned piece for young audiences, at The PAC last month. Instead, we’re pleased to share with you another one of their innovative productions, Hatched.  We’ve also listed a few fun activities that relate to the video, plus a downloadable study guide for use by teachers and parents.

Hatched is the story of a newborn chick who emerges from her shell to a strange, and busy world. The chick is met by a feisty old rooster, a newly born calf learning to walk, a baby lamb and a noisy nest of baby birds. Performed through movement, live music, puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst a playful American family farm.

CLICK TO WATCH HATCHED ON VIMEO.

Pre-Show Activities

  • Ask your kids to think about what animals and plants are found on a farm.
  • Pick an animal, or plant, and draw a picture.
  • Make farm animal sounds!

Post-Show Activities

  • Talk about the characters in Hatched. Which was your favorite?
  • Make a farm animal puppet or mask. Act out a day on your farm.

TEACHERS: Click here to download the Hatched study guide.