Children's Programs

Please contact me to discuss how school visits and programs can be altered or even created to fit your group's needs. I primarily speak to groups in my local area of southeastern Pennsylvania, including parts of Delaware and Maryland. Schools, libraries, and private groups are welcome! If you are interested in booking an author visit with a limited budget, we can discuss it. 

Insects Make WHAT?!

Children's Presentations

These large group programs are typically for school-aged children.

Nonfiction Notes
Annette shares with children the excitement and discovery process of nonfiction writing. Using her writing process as an example, she answers some of kids' big nonfiction questions. Where do ideas come from? How do you research? How does it become a book? Children catch the nonfiction excitement for themselves and learn a few cool insect facts!
Insects Make WHAT?!
You know about honey and silk, but what else do we use and unknowingly eat from insect products? Insects play a big role in the products people use. Join Annette as she teaches about surprisingly useful insects and their hard, colorful, sweet, and soft products in this interactive children’s program. 
The Buzz on Blooms and Bees
Annette explores how flowers and honey bees work together and their importance to people. They are amazing, and we need them! 
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Beyond the Prairie Girl
Annette engages all generations in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she discusses how the pioneer girl we read about in the Little House books became an author and  about the adult life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Pioneer Childhood
What was it like to be a child on the American frontier? Annette engages the audience about westward expansion, education, play, and home life for the pioneer children.

Classroom Visit

Children's Workshops (limited participation)

STEM and Pioneer Workshops
Roller Coasters- Explore the physics of roller coasters and create miniature coasters. (Preschool-Middle School)
Bridges- Learn all about different types of bridges. Build beam and suspension bridges and test their strength. (Upper Elementary-Middle School)
Candle Dipping- Dip candles to keep and learn how pioneers made candles. (All ages)

Butter Making- Make (and taste) homemade butter. While the children make butter, they learn about pioneer life. (All ages)
Pioneer Games- Experience a variety of pioneer games and learn about pioneer entertainment. (Preschool-Elementary)
Pioneer Life- Collect and identify garden vegetables, wash laundry using a washboard, and learn about pioneer life. An outdoor setting is preferred. (Preschool-Middle School)

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