Enjoy award-winning, highly engaging performances involving a high level of audience participation through singing, wacky wildlife costumes, percussion instruments, and writing tunes on-the-spot.
The music and poignant, often hilarious, stories are about topics that matter to the whole family: caring for the natural world, taking care of each other, peace-making and building community.
Peter's mischievous mix of storytelling, thrilling singing, and skillful guitar-playing, and especially the ever-present audience engagement, make concert experiences a refreshing celebration of the human spirit that offers as much for grown-ups as they do for youngsters.
We are also pleased to tailor-make shows for children's festivals, folk festivals, large and small scale community events, local/provincial/national parks, company parties, schools, or your special event!
Green Kids on the Loose - click to view description
Join award-winning guitar slinger (and former curriculum specialist) Peter Puffin for this action-a-long concert that blends high energy actions to the songs with wacky wildlife costumes and percussion instruments for the audience.
The costumes encourage student stewardship of urban green spaces that we share with many living things! The accompanying classroom activity package taps the theory of Multiple Intelligence learning to offer a rich resource of teaching approaches to social studies, the new language arts program, global community building, and environmental science!
"We really liked the costumes, actions and the songs. Very informative and fun!" Lawrence Grassi Middle School, Canmore, Alberta.
Going... Going... Green! Environmental Science School Concert! - click to view description
Interactive assembly concert & artist-in-residence experiences from Multiple Award Winning Puffin Productions & Peter Puffin's Whale Tales!
Explores environmentally tuned lifestyles with songs and activities, connecting with Science and Social Studies learning outcomes. Sing about classroom learning experiences applied to the real lives of students. Celebrate student's role as local environmental steward AND global citizen.
Also addresses topics like: bullying, mutual respect, resilience, critical thinking, music as a learning tool... & so much more! Follow-up lesson package for year-long reinforcement of concert concepts.
Proud Like A Mountain - click to view description
This concert from Peter Puffin's Whale Tales draws from Peter's new Proud Like a Mountain CD to inspire students to boost their own self esteem, critical thinking skills, and take responsibility for contributing to caring communities... in the school, and beyond.
A post-concert package of classroom activities reinforce interactive concert themes like:
- Environmental science (water and habitat conservation) and language literacy.
- New social studies topics ranging from celebrating Alberta, peace building, zero tolerance for bullying... to being responsible and welcoming global citizens.
- Boosting academic and social confidence by realizing we all have eight Multiple Intelligences! (Gardner).
- Audience volunteers are peer teachers, and wear hilarious costumes of WILD Alberta animals and trees.
- Singing is good for the soul! Music reaches the heart! Embedding desired curriculum outcomes in lyrics offers students an efficient way to really learn concepts.
- We are pleased to tailor-make the show with your current school themes.
From encouraging a sense of belonging (Kindergarten) to welcoming our community of learners as a Global Village (Div II SS), join multiple award-winning, certified teacher / guitar-slinger Peter Lenton (aka Peter Puffin) for a rollicking school community building experience that will educate, entertain, delight, and inspire!
"Your concert has great ties with the curriculum... teachers, students and parents loved your performance... please visit again!" Calgary Elementary School.
More praise... "I, as well as my students enjoyed the concert very much! Peter, you were exceptional at keeping the children's attention & focus! Had them captivated the whole time! Bravo. Very entertaining and educational. Even by Grade 6 coolness standards, it was superb! Students are still singing the songs. Awesome!" Wheatland Elementary School, Strathmore, Alberta.
Peace Building with Kid Hearts! - click to view description
A rollicking K-6 assembly concert that encourages participation in high energy sing-a-songs and storytelling about the power of peace. Shows youngsters how be peace-builders via Social Studies curriculum-tied songs/activities.
Starting with peace of mind and peace inside ourselves and radiating outwards to the school community, surrounding neighbourhood and promoting global citizenship. Students learn about being peace-makers, living the Circle of Courage, creating caring communities, reducing bullying and boosting self esteem. Planting the seeds of peace for a school year and lifetime of fostering peaceful, productive relationships and learning.
Puffin Juno Award Tour Concert Tour - click to view description
These shows are tailor-made for your venue! All shows include sensational, audience interaction songs, and volunteers to get to lead songs from stage and wear wacky wildlife costumes!
Incorporating themes of caring for nature, recreation and stewardship of water, celebrating the treasure of friends and family, and tapping the universal language of music for community-building, inspiring a life-long love of reading and libraries, exploring our precious provincial and national parks... (are just sample themes)!
Kids Paws and Grizzly Claws! - click to view description
Following sensational smash concerts that we revamped for the Calgary Zoo, we have completely updated this highly popular performance.
This curriculum-tied show for K-6 will address the plight of bears, habitat stewardship and sustainable development issues in a rollicking hour-long guitar singalong concert.
Other 21st Century Learning curriculum tie-ins include needs of plants and animals, trees & forests, endangered species, and empowering students to undertake learning towards the environmental literacy stages of:
- raising awareness
- increasing knowledge and
- taking action through language arts activities.
A pre/post-show activity package is also included. Come meet a Juno Award winner for children's album of the year!
"You sure kept the attention of the kids, even the littlest ones." Parent, Golden Children's Festival, British Columbia.
Caring Kids! Being Our Best Together! - click to view description
Join Juno Award Winner... for this highly inspiring, interactive concert that will show students how to discover their talents & be their best... celebrate local community-building & global citizenship, with follow-up 21st Century learning activities!
The show includes real learning via singalong songs, storytelling & WILD animal costumes for volunteers! A concert experience & 21st Century Learning activity booklet - celebrating SS, environmental science, LA, & music literacies! Exhilarating singalong bonding for students/staff parents, that celebrates Caring Community values!