Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Puppet Tales

Available March 14 – April 4
Suggested for grades PreK – 3

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, who you may remember from their popular stage adaptation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, presents three traditional children’s stories through the magic of Story Box Theatre – the company’s newest digital initiative. Billy Goats Gruff follows three hungry goats who must cross a bridge to feast on the luscious, green grass that grows on the other side. To get there, they must cleverly outwit an evil, greedy troll who lurks underneath the bridge, looking to eat anyone who passes, and his favorite meal is goat!

In another tale titled Rumpel, (based on the original story of Rumpelstiltskin), the conniving Rumpelstiltskin makes deals with a miller’s daughter to weave straw into gold. In The Sky is Falling (based on the original story of Chicken Little), a well-meaning young chick who, after getting bopped on the head by a falling acorn, runs to warn everyone that the sky is falling.

Your trip includes:

  • Access to HD performance video
  • Study Guide

This season we are also offering the Mermaid Puppets in Paper Workshop, which is a series of hands-on puppet-making lessons presented by The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. We recommend registering for both trips and using the materials in tandem.

NYS Learning Standards: ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4
Common Core Standards: CCSS. ELA-Literacy: CCSS. SL1,2,3,4; RL 1,2
National Core Arts Standards: Responding; Connecting

Learning Connections:

Puppetry, Visual Art, Literature and literacy, Animal Characteristics and Capabilities, Rhythm and Repeating Patterns, Social-Emotional Learning

To register for this trip or learn more, email the Education & Engagement office at PAC.aie@purchase.edu or call our Virtual Field Trip hotline: 914-251-6232.