We are a heart-based children's media and performing arts educational entertainment company devoted to providing the tools to help inspire and empower children, families and schools in creating a kind and compassionate world through the power of love and respect for oneself, each other and our living earth. We teach concepts of social, personal and environmental responsibility to children from preschool through second grade (and older) through humor, music and entertainment. We assist children and their families in nurturing tolerant, caring and sustainable schools and communities. We collaborate with other concerned individuals, organizations and businesses that are committed to developing human potential to address the challenges facing our world.
What is our work about?
Sammy Snail is one of our many puppet characters that have been committed to educational entertainment since 1998. We develop programs that role model the kinds of skills and values that our children need to face social, economic, environmental and technological challenges. Our live programs use sign language, singing, music, humor, theater, the arts, colorful characters and interactive activities to teach critical social competency skills, environmental education, literacy and nutrition.
We provide an interactive combination of in-school performance and tie-ins to the classroom curriculum, take-home activities and Internet follow up. Educators and Universities have approved our programs, and our shows have garnered wildly enthusiastic responses from teachers and school children for over twenty years.
How does the kids site work?
Games & Activities are downloadable PDF coloring pages and Big Fun with Sam activities that encourage creativity and play for younger children and their parents. Games encourage simple to complex play and is ever expanding with the support of our sponsorships.
Videos help children resolve stress and conflicts that may arise in their everyday life.
What are the live performances?
Live performances take place across the country and may be held at schools, organizations, conferences or public events. Look over our complete listings by going to Bookings and by reviewing our calendar. School Assembly Shows are for Pre-kindergarten through second grade and for family nights. "Sammy's Pajama Party" is for general audiences and performed at Music Halls and Theaters for all ages. "Just Breathe:The quest for a little piece of mind... and chocolate" is for adult audiences and family audiences ages 8 years and up. Corporate Shows & Roasts are one-of-a kind performances that are performed for organizations, businesses and conferences.
Do you offer grants and low or no cost programs? Through our nonprofit umbrella organization Imagine Studios of Amesbury MA, we offer low and no cost programs for underserved populations in hospitals, homeless shelters, boys and girls clubs, rest homes, schools and theaters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-834-0367 for more information.
What are the support materials?
If you are a school we integrate your curriculum, school motto and language into our live shows. We weave concepts from Open Circle, Educators for Social Responsibility, Second Step, Life Skills and Community of Caring into interactive sign language songs and full-length theatrical puppet shows. You receive advance and follow-up materials, optional pre and post testing either by mail or by downloading PDF files in booking. You also receive a copy of School Songs CD for the classroom and Super Snail News; one page flyers that cover each performance. These two products are also made available for Stage Shows and general audiences. For fundraising support we offer fundraising products.
Do we offer fundraising products?
We offer a special incentive to raise funds for your school or group that also supports our mission of bringing educational enjoyment to children! Your students can continue delighting in the performance message in the form of appealing music CDs or soft, lush T Shirts. 20% of all sales are returned to your school to benefit your programs or purchase supplies. Contact us with your ideas We would love to hear from you!
Do we have links for bullying and violence prevention?
Listed below are organizations that provide this type of curriculum, then bully prevention links and finally conflict resolution.
Do we list other education links?
Listed first are puppetry organizations and then skill building with puppets followed by general organization resource links for parents and teachers.
Skill Building with Puppets
To make sure that this site stays safe and fun, we make the following promises:
The information we collect is non-personal (first name, age, city and state). We only collect enough information to make activities on Sammysnail.com fun and interesting.
If you submit stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us which is posted on our site, you will be identified on our site only by first name, age, city and state.
No one will be excluded from our site for not giving us personal information. When we do ask for personal information (like an e-mail address), we will not share this information with a third party.
If we know a visitor is under the age of thirteen, we will collect a parent's permission offline (by postal mail, fax or phone) before we mail any prizes, or collect or share personal information with anyone else.
We will not sell any information or sell our fan club membership to anyone. When we are partially funded by outside sponsors, we will identify any underwriter logos with a "sponsored by" tag. We choose our underwriters carefully, to make sure that the company's products and services fit our standards and mission statement. We will not contain advertisers promoting e-commerce.
We want to make this site a place for children and families to learn and play together. If you have any comments or questions, we look forward to hearing from you. Contact us