Virtual or In Person
Fun! Vetriloquism! Action! Music!
K-5 and Family Events
POPULAR TOPICS: Silly Goose Goes Green; A Gentle Halloween; Springtime Dance; Musical Zoo; Kindness Counts
With hundreds of songs Silly Goose & Val can almost always craft a virtual or live program filled with ventriloquism, puppets, comedy, music, movement, and curriculum related content to suit your educational needs. Val Smalkin streamed a weekly show called "Grandma's Place" during the pandemic. Please visit Facebook @GrandmasPlaceStation or click on the video link to see the quality of her work. Programs are appropriate for K to 5 combined, but can also be geared separately for K to 2, or 3 to 5.
Author Visit - Springtime Dance!
K - 5
Silly Goose & Val introduce the book and song "Springtime Dance" during their 45-minute program of music, ventriloquism, comedy, and 100 % audience participation.
"You are a natural performer and this was just Perfect! Thank you, thank you!"
Forest Lake Elementary
Harford County, MC
History of Ventriloquism
Using puppets, comedy, music, movement, and 100% audience participation Val Smalkin and Silly Goose entertain while taking students through the history of ventriloquism, from Greece where ventriloquism was used for religious and mystical practices, to the present-day USA where venting us used for entertainment. Val Smalkin streamed a weekly show called "Grandma's Place" during the pandemic. Please visit Facebook @GrandmasPlaceStation or watch the videos on this page to see the quality of her work. Programs are appropriate for K to 5 combined, but are best if geared separately for K to 2, and 3 to 5.
Songwriting & Puppet Making
2 - 5
Silly Goose & Val can combine an assembly for your entire school with songwriting and/or puppet making workshops for smaller groups of 20 students.
Silly Goose Goes Green
Silly Goose and ventriloquist/musician/composer Val Smalkin celebrate the importance of bays in our ecological system with actions songs, sing-a-long, dance-along, and laugh-along songs. Rufus the Reluctant Dragon and Willie the Worm help us learn about runoff, recycling, and why Marianne was sifting sand on the seashore!
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Fine Arts - Music: Perceiving, Performing, and Responding; Historical Cultural and Social Context
SILLY GOOSE GOES GREEN:
Environmental Science - Recognize and describe that the activities of individuals or groups of individuals can affect the environment.
- FINE ARTS - Creative Expression and Production; Perceiving and Responding
- LANGUAGE & LITERACY - Speaking & Listening; Collaboration; Writing; Strategic Use of Digital Media
- FINE ARTS - Music: Creative Expression and Production
HISTORY OF VENTRILOQUISM:
This program belongs to the Fine Arts domain with historical, cultural, and social context strands in Theatre and Music. Students will gain an understanding of the history, traditions, and conventions of puppetry and observe the way puppetry depicts themes and stories. Students will also gain an understanding of the roles music and puppetry (theatre) play in the lives of people and explore the relationship of music to puppetry. The movement portions of the program promote rhythmic awareness.
A sneak peak at our studio
Respect: Self, Others, Earth
K TO FIFTH:
Respect starts at home with a healthy attitude towardoneself, and then spreads to friends and even strangers. Silly Goose and friends learn to be patient with themselves, and each other and learn some of the elements of respect for our planet..
You name it...we do it...dancing reindeer, flyging ghosts, patriotic puppet parades, shamrock n roll, Maccabee March!
Sing Love, Praise & Thanks!
Silly Goose, Val, and their friends offer a Sunday School treat with songs of Love, Praise, and Thanks!
Songs of Comfort...