October 6th, 2011 by Kidsmomo
If you’ve ever read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, then you’ve probably imagined his tiny planet — populated by the young royal, some volcanoes, and a very particular rose. But what if you got the chance to visit for real?
Well, next week that’s exactly what we’ll be doing, thanks to our friends at The New Victory Theater right here in New York! They have a stage production of The Little Prince running until October 16, and they kindly offered us tickets to see the show!
If you live in the NYC area, you can go too! But even if you don’t live near NY, you can still travel to the Sahara to meet the famous prince, aviator, and fox from the story. Just create your own desert sandscape at home!
Print these instructions from The New Victory Theater and create your masterpiece! Btw, the directions are for a teacher to do with a class, but we had no trouble adapting them to just do on our own. Check out the results below! (Click on the photos to see the slideshow.)
Breathtaking artwork, wouldn’t you say? Okay, fine, these won’t be hanging in a museum any time soon — but we had lots of fun! And now we’re ready to see The Little Prince on the big stage!
If you decide to create your own sandscape, leave a comment and let us know how it goes! Or send in your book review for The Little Prince!
— Nancy and Karen
To our teacher/librarian/educator readers: The New Victory folks have a full Little Prince School Tool, including this sandscape activity and others. Check it out on their site!