Art in a Box

 

A Fun and Safe Alternative to in-Person Activities 

The Perfect Arts Curriculum for Home School Students & Classroom Teachers

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. This won't last forever, even if it feels that way right now, but while we wait, why not enjoy a fun and educational program! Art in a Box: Fairytales and Fables was originally designed as an alternative to in-person summer camps, but it doesn't have to be enjoyed only in the summer months! It should be enjoyed year-round as it is an all-inclusive creative arts curriculum that parents and classroom teachers should encourage their students and children to enjoy, as it covers skills and learning outcomes in language arts, drama, music, and visual art! 

Current Theme: Fairytales & Fables

Bring the magic of theatre into your home or classroom with our Fairy Tales & Fables Art in a Box. Each box contains a collection of classic fairy tales and fables, supplies to assemble a simple puppet theatre, templates and supplies to build character and prop shadow puppets, links to instructional videos highlighting the elements of storytelling through the expertise of university professors and professional artists, and a prize bag with prizes to encourage completion of daily activities.

Target Age Range

Fairy Tales & Fables was designed with 6-12-year-olds in mind, but we think puppet theatre and good storytelling is for everyone. Grandparents will love working with grandchildren to tell these classic tales, older siblings will captivate younger ones with the magic of shadow puppets, and parents will love that children are having fun while building literacy, memory, and imagination.

Cost & Availability

Fairy Tales & Fables is available for purchase and delivery now! The cost per box is $110 and includes free local delivery. Out of town delivery is also available but will include a postage fee. Free pickup at Ambrose University will also be available on select days and times.

Box Contents

Art in a Box: Fairy Tales & Fables contains all of the supplies and video links needed for a minimum of five very full days of learning, but is built to continue to be used well beyond the initial five days. The supplies and activities can also be used at your own pace and can be enjoyed by more than one person; however, the prize bag only contains five prizes.

Stay Tuned for summer 2021 ordering details

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

Camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

Outside of Box
with Introductory Video Link
Inside of Box
Contents of Box
with Daily Supply Bags & Instructions

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

Day 1: The Importance of Story

Video Link; Instructions; 

Fairytales & Fables Storybook

Optional from Home:

Audiobooks

Day 2: Character & Costuming

Video Link; Instructions  

Shadow & Stick Puppet Silhouettes

Scissors; Puppet Sticks; Tape

Optional from Home:

X-acto knife, cutting mat

Day 3: Set & Lighting Design

Video Link; Instructions  

Scenic Elevation Colouring Sheet  

Puppet Theatre to paint and assemble

Black acrylic paint, sponge brush, plastic plate 

Hinges; White curtains/ screens, velcro dots

Flashlight, batteries, flashlight stand

Needed from Home:

screwdriver 

Optional from Home:

Other paint colours & lights

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

camp in a Box Fairytales and Fables Ambrose University Ambrose Arts Summer Camp

Day 4: Sound Design

Video Link; Instructions  

Shadow & Stick Puppet Silhouettes

Scissors; Puppet Sticks; Tape

Optional from Home:

Musical Instruments, sound makers, music

Day 5: Dramatic Action

Video Link; Instructions  

Dramatic Action Worksheets

Net for The Lion & the Mouse

Prize Bag:

Animal Bookmark; Clay Slime;

Bouncey Ball; Lollipop;  

Punching Balloon

Dramatic Action WS Answer Key

Stay Tuned for summer 2021 ordering details