THE WIZARD OF OZ experiential literature workshop
Santa Cruz, CA
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
May 21 or 22, 2015
We can’t wait to bring this book to life! We'll explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of this wonderful story through prop-based discussion and creative activities, including drama, art, writing, history, geography, science, and more! (See our website for more details.) When children learn with their senses, their enthusiasm and curiosity increase, and teachable moments abound.
About this book, from Goodreads: Over a century after its initial publication, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is still captivating the hearts of countless readers. Come adventure with Dorothy and her three friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City for an audience with the Great Oz, the mightiest Wizard in the land, and the only one that can return Dorothy to her home in Kansas.
How it works: Each four-hour LitWits workshop focuses on a single work of literature that the kids have read before they arrive. (Heavily abridged and audio versions are perfectly acceptable!)Though we encourage completion of the book before the workshop, it’s not necessary in order to enjoy our creative, immersive activities.
Ages: We don’t have age restrictions – as a parent, you know best what your child is ready for, interested in, and capable of. Having said that, we find that ages 8-12 are almost always "ready to LitWit"!
Time and Place: Our workshops are held on scheduled Thursday or Friday mornings from 9:00-1:00 on the campus of Vintage Faith Church at 350 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, upstairs in the Children & Youth Building. The Abbey coffeehouse is right next door, if you’d like to jumpstart your four hours of free time!
Cost for each 4-hour workshop: The cost of each workshop includes all supplies and snacks; children bring their own lunch. If you are registering one child, each workshop is $65. If you are registering siblings for the same workshop, each workshop is $60/child. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School. Please register before requesting a purchase order, to hold your child's space.
Cancellation policy: We'll happily refund your payment if you cancel your registration a week or more before the workshop, when we can still call in our wait-listed friends. We know you don't always have a week's notice due to last-minute emergencies, so we'll happily offer you a makeup if you cancel within a week of the workshop. There are no refunds for no-shows, as we've already purchased materials and turned away wait-listers. Hope that makes sense and seems fair! We appreciate your consideration.
Making great books a memorable, hands-on experience for kids!
LitWits makes literature an experience kids won’t forget -- which leads to incidental, natural learning. Our workshops are joyful immersions in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of a single pre-read book. Learning happens through prop-based discussion and creative activities, including drama, art, writing, history, geography, science, and more!
When children learn with their senses, their enthusiasm and curiosity increase, and teachable moments abound. LitWits has been seizing those moments since 2010.
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