NYC Children’s Theater Educational Programming Presents

FIVE

Touring Production

Designed for students with disabilities and the very young (PreK–2nd grades)

Piper the Puppet has traveled to New York City all the way from the planet Blank to learn about his FIVE senses! Incorporating live music, puppetry, videos and sensory objects, FIVE will engage students in exploring their five senses while celebrating the unique boroughs of New York City!

About FIVE

Curriculum

Piper the Puppet has traveled to New York City all the way from the planet Blank to learn about his FIVE senses! Incorporating live music, puppetry, videos and sensory objects, FIVE will engage students in exploring their five senses while celebrating the unique boroughs of New York City!

We are now offering a virtual version of this program online! This program can be synchronized or asynchronous, depending on the needs of your school.

Creative Team

Written by: Sara Morgulis and Brooke Boertzel

Songwriter and Composer: Alec Gross
Videos by: Nick Morgulis, Grant Duffrin, Andrew Halley

Goals

  • Activate and exploring students’ five senses
  • Support verbal language with other forms of communication: sign language, music, video, and sensory objects
  • Explore unique attractions in the five boroughs of New York City

Cost

Each 45-minute workshop costs $200 and can serve 30 students at a time. Must book a minimum of two workshops.

Students interacting with puppet - NYC Children's Theater
FIVE virtual program - NYC Children's Theater Educational Program
FIVE - Teaching artists playing music and singing - NYC Children's Theater
Classroom with facilitator exploring their FIVE senses - NYC Children's Theater
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What Audiences are Saying about FIVE

The Video, Music and Puppets Got the Students’ Attention

The video, music and puppets got the students’ attention and engaged them because many of them are visual learners, and it also made it easier for them to understand the content. All these elements helped students remain focused and actively participate!

— NY School Teacher
It was a Great Performance!

My students were very engaged throughout the show! The music/dancing kept their interest and they copied a lot of the movements. The video helped to provide knowledge about the five boroughs and five senses, which also helped them become interested about the topic. Lastly, they were excited to be chosen as volunteers and the sensory objects definitely kept them engaged. It was a great performance!

— NYC Public School Teacher
Each Student Showed Their Enthusiasm!

The use of video, music and puppets all collectively effectively engaged our students. Each student showed their enthusiasm as Piper was introduced and brought out throughout the performance. The words to the songs were relevant and easy enough for kindergarten students to follow. The melody was light, cheerful and fun for students. The video helped piece the whole presentation together. Embedding Piper into the scenes of the five boroughs and the different experiences Piper had with his five senses helped students with both engagement and understanding of the concepts.

Students were able to actively engage their senses through the act of touching sand and feeling the spritz of water and wind from a mini fan, smelling sachets of different scents, actively participating in creating different sounds (honk of the ferry, sound of a sea gull, sound of waves crashing), etc. These not only helped students participate in the performance but it also focused students on the individual sense being highlighted. The felt board with the “Sense Badges” Piper earned also reinforced each sense.”

— NYC Public School Teacher
They Absolutely Loved It!

I received great feedback from the students and staff about the FIVE show. They absolutely loved it, thank you so much! We hope to be able to continue your teaching artist program if and when we come back this school year!

— NYC Public School Teacher
Thank You For Providing An Enriching Experience

We were so lucky to have been able to participate in the FIVE show before the COVID shutdown, and now we are able to continue to participate virtually/remotely with the other shows you have been presenting. Thank your allowing us to provide these enriching experiences/activities to our students especially during this difficult time.

— NYC Public School Teacher
FIVE is a Stage Delight!

New York City Children’s Theater and our new touring show, FIVE, are included on NY Family’s 2016-2017 Ultimate Guide to Theater and Live Performance as a stage delight! We’re so grateful to be on the list and in such great company!

— NY Family
The Video, Music and Puppets Got the Students’ Attention

The video, music and puppets got the students’ attention and engaged them because many of them are visual learners, and it also made it easier for them to understand the content. All these elements helped students remain focused and actively participate!

— NY School Teacher
It was a Great Performance!

My students were very engaged throughout the show! The music/dancing kept their interest and they copied a lot of the movements. The video helped to provide knowledge about the five boroughs and five senses, which also helped them become interested about the topic. Lastly, they were excited to be chosen as volunteers and the sensory objects definitely kept them engaged. It was a great performance!

— NYC Public School Teacher
Each Student Showed Their Enthusiasm!

The use of video, music and puppets all collectively effectively engaged our students. Each student showed their enthusiasm as Piper was introduced and brought out throughout the performance. The words to the songs were relevant and easy enough for kindergarten students to follow. The melody was light, cheerful and fun for students. The video helped piece the whole presentation together. Embedding Piper into the scenes of the five boroughs and the different experiences Piper had with his five senses helped students with both engagement and understanding of the concepts.

Students were able to actively engage their senses through the act of touching sand and feeling the spritz of water and wind from a mini fan, smelling sachets of different scents, actively participating in creating different sounds (honk of the ferry, sound of a sea gull, sound of waves crashing), etc. These not only helped students participate in the performance but it also focused students on the individual sense being highlighted. The felt board with the “Sense Badges” Piper earned also reinforced each sense.”

— NYC Public School Teacher
They Absolutely Loved It!

I received great feedback from the students and staff about the FIVE show. They absolutely loved it, thank you so much! We hope to be able to continue your teaching artist program if and when we come back this school year!

— NYC Public School Teacher
Thank You For Providing An Enriching Experience

We were so lucky to have been able to participate in the FIVE show before the COVID shutdown, and now we are able to continue to participate virtually/remotely with the other shows you have been presenting. Thank your allowing us to provide these enriching experiences/activities to our students especially during this difficult time.

— NYC Public School Teacher
FIVE is a Stage Delight!

New York City Children’s Theater and our new touring show, FIVE, are included on NY Family’s 2016-2017 Ultimate Guide to Theater and Live Performance as a stage delight! We’re so grateful to be on the list and in such great company!

— NY Family

Bring FIVE to Your School

We are now offering a virtual version of this program online! This program can be synchronized or asynchronous, depending on the needs of your school.

For more information and prices, please email the New York City Children’s Theater Education Director or just click and use the form below:

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