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Puppetry by Sandy Shrout-Big Thought Artist

"Pecos Bill: A Tall Texas Tale" Storytelling with Puppetry by Sandy Shrout

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th


This experience is a rooting, tooting, (but no shooting) good time. Come see the original Texas cowboy, Pecos Bill as he rides the twister, befriends the rattlesnake, howls with the coyote, invents the very first rodeo, tames the wild mustang, herds the cattle, carves out the Rio Grande River, and then he faces a real challenge when he meets up with the bodacious Slue Foot Sue. “It don't git no better than this y'all”. This program is overflowing with good, clean, corny Texas-size fun with no negative references to our Native American Friends. Perfect for any study of Tall Tales, Texas History, Western Days, Wild West, Texas Independence Day, Pioneers, Heroes, Cowboys or just wanting to have a good time!

Students Will

  • Have the opportunity to observe the art of puppetry.
  • Improve creativity skills.
  • Learn to make puppets out of everyday objects at home and/or school.
  • Interactively identify various story elements, including theme, plot, setting, etc.
  • Develop an appreciation and awareness of classic Texas culture and traditional legends.
  • Be introduced to character development through the distinct personalities of each puppet.
  • Have fun taking pride in their Texas roots!


Dates: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Times: Monday - Friday
Duration: 45 minute show
School Fee: Flat Rate: $200.00
Number Of Workshops Included: 1
Price Per Additional Workshop: $150.00
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 65
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: An open space, an adult height rectangular table, and an adult armless chair
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please email [email protected] to schedule a program at least two weeks before the program date. Confirmed when you recieve your contract via email.
Deadline: 2 weeks before show date
Cancellation Policy: Should illness, inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances take place Sandy offers the option of re-scheduling. Full payment required if program is canceled on the day of the program.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must remain with class at all times.

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