|Into the Woods, Jr. - Educational Resources for Teachers and Students|
In Into the Woods, Jr., the Witch puts a curse on the Baker and his wife, saying that they can never have children. She tells them that if they want to break the spell, they need to bring her some very special items: a cow as white as milk, hair as yellow as corn, a slipper as pure as gold, and a cape as red as blood. In short, the Baker and his wife are assigned to carry out a scavenger hunt!!
A scavenger hunt is a fun game in which the players have to acquire, or find, specified items within a time limit. In a scavenger hunt, the players use their imaginations to think of special places in which they can find the items that they are looking for; it can be played with 2 or more people -- you can even play in teams!
In this scavenger hunt, you and a friend must find the following items in your own front or backyard:
Afterward, you and a friend can even make up your own items to find in another scavenger hunt. You can even ask your parents and your brothers and sisters to help you think of creative items to look for! HAVE FUN!!
Take one word from the left column and match it with a word on the right had column to find a well-known fairy tale character or word.
Prepare a radio show about Cinderella, exploring how a poor girl who once cleaned fireplaces became a princess. Working in a small group, prepare interviews with people who know Cinderella:
How to make the interview more interesting
Get some background information on the story by interviewing:
Ask them questions about:
As a part of the Into the Woods, Jr. collaborative, or shared, project between The Kennedy Center and the seven participating D.C. public schools, a number of children had the opportunity to design parts of the set and scenery. During this process, the children drew all sorts of sketches and colored all kinds of pictures. Later, they even had the chance to help build the trees that were to be found in the forest!
Just like the child designers, you can create your very own special tree!
After you've created your beautiful tree, you can even tape it up to a wall in your bedroom -- who knows, the tree may even be taller than you!