Skip to Content

¡Cuentos!

1 Favorite 0 Copies
Performing Arts Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)

Discovery Theater is a pan-institutional museum theater dedicated to bringing theatre to young audiences and general visitors on and off the Mall since 1969. Recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 7, this delightful Discovery Theater original offers a fresh take on three classic tales . The Little Red Hen asks the question “Who will help?” Jack and the Beanstalk proves that small is mighty. And The Gingerbread Man… well, he’s just one bad cookie. Filled with delightful songs, puppets, and audience participation, this bilingual story-time spectacular is not to be missed! 

Themes:

Jack and the Beanstalk: Our version of this classic story teaches kids about overcoming adversity and intervening on behalf of those with less power than you.

The Little Red Hen: This story teaches kids about the important of helping others!

The Gingerbread Man: This fun tale also serves as an example of not trusting someone without carefully considering what their motives might be.


¡CUENTOS! Learning Guide

Discovery Theater

Standards of Learning

Discovery Theater

39c Beans single

National Postal Museum

Laura Shelling Butter Beans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Aduki Beans

National Museum of American History

Figure of a rooster

National Museum of African Art

Barnyard and Mountain [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

44c Gingerbread Man single

National Postal Museum

Tortilla Lesson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Beanstalk for Jack & the Beanstalk

National Museum of American History

Dog

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Tabby Cat

Smithsonian American Art Museum

hen

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Chicks and a worm

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Rooster, Hen And Chicks

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Horse

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Leaping Horse

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Red Fox

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Fox

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Farmer's Stable

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

40c Rio Grande single

National Postal Museum

20c Hispanic Americans single

National Postal Museum