Margaret Clauder

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Margaret Clauder

The Story of Thanksgiving with Singing Bird
November only. The story of Thanksgiving from the Indian’s point of view. This show uses authentic costuming and Indian artifacts that the children can actually touch and see. Music, magic, and storytelling are used to highlight Native American culture. This show is a wonderful way to add some history behind the tradition of Thanksgiving, which began as much more than turkey!

Grades:  PreK-3
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances (of the same story):  $600
Audience Limit:  125

Wild About Reading with Masai Maggie
Clad in safari-gear, Margaret performs the popular children’s book, Stand Back Said the Elephant I’m Going to Sneeze. Using her brilliant puppetry and ventriloquism skills, this book will come to life through various animal puppets. Children will learn about endangered species and
interesting facts about animals and their habitats all over the world.

Grades: Prek-4
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances:  $600
Audience Limit:  125

I Detect a Tale with “Imma Sleuth”
Margaret, a.k.a. detective “Imma Sleuth”, will take junior gumshoes on an adventure to find a story in the library that she is supposed to tell. Using their powers of deduction, clues, a fingerprint matching book, and a secret code, the junior detectives will figure out which story Imma will finally tell! While hearing 3 exciting stories along the way, the Jr. detectives will find their list of suspects has dwindled down to just 3 possible choices. By breaking a secret code the name of the culprit book is revealed and Imma tells the story in the final bit of fun!

Grades: 3 & 4
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances:  $600
Audience Limit:  125

The Hero is within YOU-An Anti-Bullying Program
Reporter Maggie leads this engaging program that will teach children to recognize the 3 different types of bullying: verbal, physical and relational and how to deal with each type in a positive and empowering way.  Students will learn coping skills when confronted with the different types of bullying, and how to not be a bully themselves. This program was developed based on the award winning program “Operation Respect”, an anti-bullying awareness curriculum by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin.

Grades: 2-4
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances:  $600
Audience Limit:  125

Let’s Read with the Bookworm
This program abounds with humor and even a little magic. Children will actively listen to 3 engaging stories including: “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble,” “Kat Kong,” and “Mean Soup,” In this lively presentation children will find out that ALL books in their library are magical and they have the key to let that magic out just by reading!  Students will want to seek out other titles by the authors presented as the Bookworm encourages children to become Bookworms themselves!  Webster the Dictionary puppet with the help of Margaret’s brilliant ventriloquism will help teach children proper book care as well.

Grades:  PreK-4
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances (of the same story):  $600
Audience Limit:  125

Reading and Rhyming with Mother Goose
Mother Goose encourages children to read nursery rhymes, write their own rhymes and practice rhyming words. Students will learn how to play the “Mother Goose Pretend Game” which encourages their imagination as they act out various rhymes. Rhymes come to life as Mother Goose’s delightful puppets Lamby, Mary, Goosey, Itsy Bitsy, and the Stinky Baby help demonstrate the traditional rhyme and teach how the rhyme might become a parody. Audience volunteers will be utilized to help act out several rhymes.  

 

Grades:  PreK-3
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances (of the same story):  $600
Audience Limit:  125

Senorita Margarita’s Fiesta
Celebrate Latino culture with Margaret Clauder, aka Señorita Margarita! Clad in a traditional Jalisco dress, her show features storytelling, “Martina the Beautiful Cockroach,” Latino arts and crafts including pinata and cascarones making, the dance La Raspa (the Mexican Hat dance), puppetry and ventriloquism.

Maria Rosita the puppet helps teach students “La Cucaracha” in a hilarious rendition of the song and Mariachi Loco, a trumpet playing marionette will bring the house down when his pants fall off!  Children will have a new appreciation for the Latin culture.

Grades:  PreK-3
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances:  $600
Five Programs in One Day:  $950
Audience Limit:  125

Weather Wonders with Meteorologist Maggie
A science program about weather, the water cycle, and clouds.  Children will find it fascinating to watch the various magic tricks that demonstrate steam, evaporation, snow, and ice, as they learn about the water cycle, clouds, tornadoes, and electricity.

Cloudia the cumulonimbus cloud is Meteorologist Maggie’s puppet side kick.  She will come to life with Margaret’s skillful ventriloquism as the children learn about lightning, cumulonimbus clouds, and tornadoes.  

 

Grades:  1-5
Single Performance: $495
Back-to-Back Performances (of the same story):  $550
Five Programs in One Day (choose one):  $950
Audience Limit:  125

Water Cycle Puppetry: Bringing Science to Life
Even the most engaging visual depictions and verbal descriptions of the water cycle are often not enough for students to truly understand how water changes between states of matter in our daily lives. In this active, hands-on residency, students will construct simple puppets of various designs in order to learn and demonstrate the water cycle through storytelling. Well-known puppeteer Margaret Clauder leads this fast-paced, fun-filled exploration of
science and story.

Grades: 3-5
Workshop Length: 3-5 days
Session Length: 60 minutes per class daily
Participant Limit: 25 per class