at Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Grades: 3-11 | Program length: 2 hours
$8 per person | Group limit: 60 students
This multi-dimensional program explores storytelling through three engaging activities. Washington Irving’s house has been brought to life and is the perfect setting for students to sharpen their observational skills and practice creative storytelling. On a guided tour through Sunnyside, students follow clues about plot, character, and setting to create their own story of a day in the life. A woodland walk through the Romantic landscape of Sunnyside provides an immersive way to experience Irving’s folk tale “The Devil and Tom Walker.” Finally, a shadow puppet version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” leads students in a lively discussion of the elements of literature and story creation.