Very Creative Classroom: Dramatic Storytelling and SEL through the World of Eric Carle and Others

Kim Ratliff

This residency is available in person or virtually SYNCHRONOUS (live).


Want to get your students actively engaged and help them express and understand their emotions, while at the same time instilling in them the love of literature? Using the beloved Eric Carle “VERY” series and other well-known children’s books, students will learn through dramatic storytelling how to express and examine the characters’ emotions as well as their own feelings. Teaching artist Kim Ratliff will combine her skills from 30 years as a classroom teacher with her background as a trained storyteller to lead your class through creative lessons they will always remember!


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: PreK,K,1,2,3

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: in person 25; virtual 15

Availability: Year round; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: A journal, notebook, or single sheet of paper and pencil for journaling; crayons, markers, colored pencils for drawing

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