Anansi The Spider


Literacy and Diversity, Expressive Arts. 

Age Group: 3-7

Addresses the following areas of learning in the EYFS and KS1 Curriculum: 

  • Events linked to cultural experiences.

  • Forming a positive sense of themselves and others. 

  • Communication and Language.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 

Anansi the Spider brings to life the tale of one of the great folk story heroes. Inspired by a wealth of traditional Ghanaian and Caribbean stories, this spidery tale will trick, sing and dance its way into children’s imaginations. 

This participatory story transports the children to West Africa to the village where Aunt Nancy is getting ready to tell her tale. Using puppetry, multi-sensory play and song, the children help Aunt Nancy bring to life this African classic where all children can find themselves reflected.

Children will:

  • Co-construct a story with their own responses and ideas.

  • Talk about their emotions and how someone’s behaviour affects others.

  • Explore similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Access a comprehensive resource pack with follow-up activities which allow you to expand on learning from the workshop after our visit. 

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Touring:  February 2022
Runtime: 90 Minutes 
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop

Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom