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Parent Resources

At Wolf Trap, we help create a future with more successful learners and more effective educators by integrating the arts to engage children and students in active, multisensory learning.

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts Classroom Residencies, ArtsPlay™, and Baby ArtsPlay™ programs create meaningful engagement opportunities for early educators, parents, caregivers and children. As students advance through high school and college, Wolf Trap offers additional resources for them through our High School Grants, Internships and Apprenticeship programs, with the goal to foster the next generation of arts leaders.

Wolf Trap Education programs form the basis of a solid network of arts learning partners throughout the United States and internationally. Together, we serve nearly 100,000 people annually.

Additional digital resources:

A Picnic With Wolfie coloring activity
Greetings From Wolfie! coloring activity
Wolfie chalkboard coloring activity
Thank you heroes! coloring activity

Adapting Songs for Different Stages of Early Childhood Development


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Sue Trainor demonstrates how to adapt familiar songs to make them developmentally appropriate for various stages of early childhood.

Stages for Learning: Sticky/Smooth


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Michele Valeri demonstrates a warm-up that encourages children to use their imaginations that supports classroom management and self-regulation.

Awa Awa Atu: A Cultural Ghanian Hello and Goodbye Chant


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis demonstrates the traditional Ghanaian chant "Awa Awa Atu" to be used for classroom transitions.

Math Dance


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Paige Hernandez demonstrates a strategy for combining counting, sequencing, and quantity awareness with the dance elements of choreography and body awareness.

Hip Hop Engineering

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Paige Hernandez demonstrates a chant that teaches the six steps of engineering in a fun and engaging way.

Jack and the Beanstalk: Dramatizing the Plant Growth Cycle


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Jeanne Wall demonstrates an experience using drama and movement to teach children about the plant growth cycle.

Jack and the Beanstalk: Exploring Money and Skip Counting through Dance


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science.

Using Vinyl Spots in Dance Experiences: Dancing Around the Clock

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Rachel Knudson demonstrates how to explore telling time on analog and digital clocks using vinyl spots. Don’t have vinyl? No problem! Substitute with construction paper or wrapping paper for a similar experience!

Back-pocket Masks: Exploring Emotions

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Paige Hernandez demonstrates a technique for exploring emotions.

Discovering the Scientific Method Through Sound Exploration


In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Mary Gresock demonstrates how to apply the scientific method through the exploration of sounds with children.

Using Child-Directed Movement to Tell a Story


Watch how Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman uses movement to tell a story and help children develop spatial awareness skills.

Coffee Can Theater Tutorial


Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Melissa Richardson shows how to create a simple story box theater experience using common household items!

Steady Beat for Infants and Toddlers


Practice music with this fun activity from Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis who performs a playful song that helps foster children's understanding of a steady beat.


Additional Resources


Hey, Hey! Does it Work?: An Engineering Song


Creating and Using Simple Puppets: Paper Plate Puppets


"¿Qué Tengo en la Bolsa?" Una Estrategia para Introducir Conceptos Nuevos