POM THEATRICALs — Frog in the Pond

POM THEATRICALs — Frog in the Pond is an all-around arts education experience for children designed to encourage a broad range of creative expression through the visual arts, storytelling (drama), movement (dance), and sound (music). It’s a collaborative effort calling on all creative skills.

Lily Pond By Claude Monet
Water-Lily Pond By Claude Monet – Chichu Art Museum,
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Ingredients for frog in the pond
  • Matsuo Basho’s most famous Haiku
    translated by Alan Watts

The old pond,
A frog jumps in:

  • Paintings by Claude Monet — most famous painter of ponds
  • A trip to Clary Gardens to paint pictures of the pond there
  • A live frog
  • Sugar Lift Etchings by frog lover & famous Australian artist John Olsen
  • Slow-mo video of frogs jumping
  • Assorted simple rhythm instruments

Mix above with children who love making art and friends & family who love being an audience.


Week 1 — meet, act like, and draw a real frog

Week 2 — paint a picture of the pond at Clary Gardens

Week 3 & 4 — create a pond environment at the Pomerene (inside) and create the sound of a frog jumping into a pond

Week 5 — practice being a jumping frog and begin making frog sugar lift print for T-shirt (costume)

Week 6—  finish making frog T-shirts

Week 7— put it all together in an improvisational story and perform for friends and family

POM THEATRICALs — frog in the pond

Saturdays October 7 – November 19  (7 wks)
for children in grades K-3, 9:00-10:00am. Limit 7 children. $5/wk
for children in grades 4-8, 10:30-11:30am. Limit 7 children. $5/wk

ITTY BITTY POM THEATRICALs — frog in the pond
Fridays October 13 – November 18,  (6 wks)
a playdate for children ages 3-5, 9:30-10:15am. Limit 6 children. $5/wk
 3 ways to register
  1. Call 740.622.0326
  2. email
  3. or fill in the following form

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