Some of the more gut-wrenching, heartfelt performances you’ve witnessed have been by a 5-year-old. Yours.
So if a skinned knee usually ends with shouts of “Bravo!” think about focusing those melodramatic tendencies in the direction of Innovative Kids’s Now I’m Reading Plays.
Perfect for new readers ages 5 and up, box sets of The Three Little Pigs or Cinderella include character masks, a storybook, and five personalized scripts. Individual lines are highlighted and bolded to make it easier for mini method actors to follow along.
We read the book first to familiarize our cast with the setting, characters, and plot. Next, we let them get to work creating costumes and practicing their lines. Our performances took place sitting in a circle on the playroom rug. But that didn’t stop them from taking a bow.
Available online at spoonsisters.com.
Celebración de los Mayas
What: Learn about the ancient culture through art and performances.
Why: Costumed dancers steal the show.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-332-8451). Admission is free.
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What: Get tips on sprucing up your kiddo’s space.
Why: His nursery will be the talk of the town.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Rd., Frisco (972-731-8912). Participation is free.
What: Give tortilla-making a try, hear musicians as they weave through the crowd, and participate in crafts for kids.
Why: A drum circle gets things shaking.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 2301 Flora St. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of The Spoon Sisters
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