Stone Lion Puppet Theatre visits Lansing Early Childhood thanks to grant from Lansing Educational Foundation
The Lansing Early Childhood students had a wonderful time on Thursday, November 14th watching a puppet show from the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre. The visit was made possible through a grant by the Lansing Educational Foundation written by Early Childhood Special Education teacher Cindy Willis and Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist Robin Siemsen. The grant, titled "Bringing Big Day Pre-K Alive" was approved for over $1,000 and focuses on "big experiences" for the early childhood children. These experiences include several "in house" field trips from the following:
- KC Zoomobile - Zoo educators and animal ambassadors will come give the students a hands on experience of how our five senses compare to different animals.
- Ernie Miller Nature Center - Park police officers and naturalists teach a variety of fun environmental education programs for preschoolers. Programs will include Creepy Critters and Sun & Shadows.
- Kansas City Young Audiences - This workshop introduces preschool students to listening and pre-writing skills, while sparking their imagination as they create and recite their own nursery rhymes.
- Stone Lion Puppet Theatre - Puppet show for preschoolers with an environmental twist
"Lansing Early Childhood received a grant from the Lansing Education Foundation to bring field trips to the school," said Ms. Cindy Willis. "The 'in house' field trips correspond with the unit of studies. This month's focus was 'Our Community' and children were learning about helping the earth and going green. Stone Lion's Puppet Theatre came and performed a puppet show for our afternoon students called Blue Fish in which the children learned about how to help keep our environment clean and safe. The children were delighted!"