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. Included here are resources we’ve created with our Teaching Artists to give educators and families access to arts-integrated strategies they can incorporate at home. For more resources, visit education.wolftrap.org.
Additional digital resources:
Field Trip Fridays: Featuring family-friendly pre-recorded performances for kids of all ages, along with parent resources from Wolf Trap Education
A Picnic With Wolfie coloring activity
Greetings From Wolfie! coloring activity
Wolfie chalkboard coloring activity
Thank you heroes! coloring activity
Stages for Learning: Imaginary Travel
In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artists Valerie Bayne Carroll and Michele Valeri demonstrate how to travel into a story and experience it on a new level using pictures, sound effects, and music.
Exploring the Seasons Through Tabletop Puppetry
In this experience, Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Penny demonstrates how to use tabletop puppetry in classroom lessons with handmade props.
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.
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!
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.
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