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Margaret Clauder Presents: Preschool Programs

Give your daycare the gift of an MCP show!
After hundreds of shows, Margaret understands the unique needs of the daycare market. Her characters are known and loved in countless daycares by thousands of children. You will rarely find someone who is more aware of the special requirements of these young audiences. Margaret's characters are warm, friendly, energetic, and so easy for children to accept that many times at the end of a show she is mobbed by little ones who want to give her a hug.

"Hello there -
Yesterday your performance was out of this world. You were wonderful!!!! Thank you for coming and for such a wonderful time.
"

- Sacha Loudermilk, Children's Courtyard Matlock Rd. Arlington, TX

These shows are new. How new? We don't even have pictures. We know each show has a bunch of fun packed in, just waiting to pop out like a tube of Pop'n Fresh dough - delightful! Read on and book her while you can!

¡¡Fiesta!!

This program is a celebration of all things Latino! Bernadette is a former pre-school Spanish teacher. Her energetic show will teach children Spanish songs, useful Spanish phrases, and colors in Spanish. Along the way she'll have them playing Spanish games. By the time they are done your kids will realize how much comes from Latino culture. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo week.

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Movers & Shakers with Miss Bernie

Get ready for interactive dance and movement to music! Bernadette will have the kids shaking, rattling, and rolling with her show! Be sure you wear your sneakers on this day just to keep up. Your kids will be smiling from the engaging action Bernadette shares. It's like Richard Simmons - for the Gummie Bear set.

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Your Brightest Smile with the Tooth Fairy

Bernadette will appear as our friend “The Tooth Fairy”. As this character, she enchants children into eating right and taking care of their pearly whites. She keeps them on track with music, games, puppets, and magic. Kids will go home this day with a new appreciation for tooth care, and facts they can share with their parents. It's a program they can truly sink their teeth into!

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Photograph of Bernadette as the Tooth Fairy

What's Bugging You? w/Bernadette the Bug Lady

Bernadette the Bug Lady will thrill the children with a visit from REAL, LIVE bugs and bug puppets. This show is both fun and educational. Living insects may include a centipede, a scorpion, Madagascar hissing cockroach, or a REAL LIVE tarantula! Specimens which have been preserved in acrylic will be passed around so children can take a close and comfortable look at others. The children in your daycare will be buzzing with excitement over what they've learned and what they experienced in this show. With the reports the kids give when they are picked up, parents will realize how much you do to enrich the day for your students.

Age 2+

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Photograph of Bernadette the Bug Lady holding a tarantula. Picture of the Bug Lady holding a nightcrawler or earthworm on her hand. Photo of Bernadette holding a big silk with a butterfly printed on it.
When Bernadette lets out the tarantula, you'll hear calls of delight, amazement, and horror. Horror provided by us, calling out as she lets this spider walk on her! If she doesn't have the tarantula, don't worry - Bernadette will have a bug that gets a response!
Here Bernadette introduces the audience to a friendly nightcrawler. Go ahead - click here for a bigger view! The show won't just be meeting bugs - it has magic and laughter, too. Click here for a big view of the magical butterfly!

Margaret as Sailor Maggie from the 2007 summer show Sail Into Books.
Sailor Maggie stringing along a bony pirate friend, and one of the stars of her show! The pirate marionette is just one of the many puppets featured in this show.

Sail Into Books with Sailor Maggie!

Margaret’s Sail Into Books is a show FILLED with LOTS and LOTS of puppet characters that come to life right before your eyes! Sail Into Books features the story, Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea, an enchanting story told by Maggie with Elmer the puppet and ventriloquism galore! Elmer goes on a deep sea adventure children will always remember! He encounters everything from sharks to submarines, pirates to porpoises, and finally emerges from his adventure in time for Mom to “dry him off” from the adventure in the tub! Children can sing along to old favorites like Octopus's Garden and Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. This is sure to be popular with audiences 2 and up!

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Photograph of Bernadette with a soap bubble on each hand.
Kids will be thrilled by her skills. Here she shows 2 big bubbles made with her bare hands. Take a look!

Blow A Bigger Bubble w/Bernadette the Bubble Lady

Children will be WOWED by bubbles that begin tiny and progressively get bigger and bigger. Highlights of the show are when an audience volunteer is brought up for a "bubble hairdo". A teacher - and even a child - will be put inside a GIANT bubble at the end of the show!

Age 2+

"Dear Bernadette,
On behalf of the Parr Library, thank you so much for bringing your Blow a Bigger Bubble program to our library. Our families loved it! Bubbles are always a hit, and the energy and enthusiasm that you put into the show made your visit a Spring Break treat for over 100 adults and children who were able to attend. We are very fortunate to partner with you to share such fun with our community. It is always a pleasure to work with you, and we look forward to hosting you again.
Once again, many thanks! Best regards, Jaime"

"Dear Bernadette,
On behalf of the Harrington Library, thank you so much for bringing your Bubble Show to our library. Our families loved it! Over 80 parents and children were able to attend your show. Your energy and enthusiasm throughout made the show a great hit, and I know that the families enjoyed being part of the performance. We are very fortunate to partner with you in sharing this fun with our community. It was a pleasure to work with you, and we look forward to hosting you again. Once again, many thanks!"
— Jaime Eastman, Public Services Librarian, Harrington Library

"There are not very many bubble-related programs and we especially like how this program appeals to our younger audiences."
— Diana Slavinsky, Harrington Library

Ready to have the Bubble Lady at your preschool?

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(Please note - This program requires a LARGE area. The performance area should be 15 ft. long by 8 ft. wide. This show needs to be set up in an empty room and then torn down in an empty room. Kids should go to play somewhere else while Bernadette sets up and tears down what she needs for this show.)

 
One feature of the Bubble Show is a hairdo. A guest joins Bernadette, and gets a "wig" of soap foam. Clean fun!   With the wig in place, Bernadette shapes and styles
a new 'do. Everyone enjoys this part of the show.
Small photo of Bernadette making large, long bubbles. Small photo of Bernadette blowing a long bubble with her hands.
What else can Bernadette do with bubble solution? How about making **giant** bubbles? Yup - have a look for yourself ! She is really blowing this with just her bare hands.
Don't believe us? Go ahead and get a closer look!
Picture of the Bubble Lady acting silly with a pair of bubble wands she holds like eye glasses.   Photograph of the bubble lady blowing an interesting shaped bubble from her hands.
We say her bubbles are filled to bursting with fun!
But that's not all. Have a look at a face-full of fun.
  Check it out! Bernadette is getting these linking bubbles
from her bare hands. We think that's awesome!

Peppermint the Elf

Peppermint the Elf's Holiday Fun

Peppermint the Elf builds dolls for Santa, but sometimes puts them together the wrong way – arms where legs go and vice versa. Children will assist in helping her put a baby doll back together the CORRECT way. Peppermint (played by Bernadette) will tell the story of "The Gingerbread Girl" (sister to the Gingerbread Man.) The audience learns how a crafty and smart gingerbread girl marionette outsmarts the sly fox to keep from bein eaten! This story is a featured highlight of the program. Holiday magic will also be featured in the show to delight the children.

Age 2+

Ready to have Peppermint the Elf present her show "Holiday Fun" at your pre-school?

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Photo of Senorita Margarita, a character created by Margaret Clauder.
This is an authentic Folklorico dress from the Jalisco region of Mexico. Margaret demonstrates the Mexican Hat dance during the Senorita Margarita show.

Fiesta de Mexico! With Señorita Margarita

Celebrate Latino culture with Señorita Margarita! Great for Cinco de Mayo! She comes in a traditional Mexican dress and Sombrero. Her show features Rosita the puppet who tries to learn "La Cucaracha" in a hilarious rendition of the song. Also featured in the show is the Mexican Hat dance and Mariachi Loco, a trumpet playing marionette who will bring the house down when his pants fall off!

Ages 3+

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Thumbnail photo of Margaret Clauder dressed in a Jalisco region dress with a decorated sombrero.
 
Thumbnail picture of Senorita Margarita, holding her dress with one hand, and a gold sombrero with the other.
Señorita Margarita shares the beauty of her Jalisco, Mexico dress, a traditional outfit worn by women of the region for celebrations.   Caught in mid-step! This show has puppets, costumes, music, and books to illustrate aspects of Hispanic culture.

Photo of the Bookworm character.
The Bookworm shows just how big you can grow by reading! This show is tightly tied to books, and even has a talking book puppet. This is an excellent choice for libraries or literacy grant programs.

Let's READ! With The Bookworm (accredited by Young Audiences)

Let's READ! With The Bookworm (Accredited by Young Audiences). This character is a storyteller in an adorable open face worm costume. She uses props and audience volunteers to tell popular children's stories and encourage a love for reading and books. Current titles are: The Kissing Hand, and Mean Soup. Older stories available for school age.

Ages 3+

"Thank you so much for letting us participate in Target Tellebration this year. Our guest was Margaret Clauder, the Book Worm. She was awesome. The 351 students that had the privilege of listening and seeing her presentation were fully engaged. They enjoyed her enthusiasm and energy. It was a positive, educational experience."
--Monica Dubiski, Library Media Specialist - LBJ Elementary

I was looking at your website and saw that you are the Book Worm. I saw your performance when I was teaching at Kennedy Learning Center in Dallas. My students and I absolutely loved your show. It was a fantastic performance[!]" 
--Angie Davis

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Wild About Reading! w/Masai Maggie

Photograph of Margaret Clauder as Masai Maggie, with the elephant puppet Sneezy, squirting her with water.

As a Safari clad storyteller, Margaret performs the popular children's book, "Stand Back Said the Elephant I'm Going to Sneeze". Using her brilliant puppetry and ventriloquism skills, this book will come to life as various animal puppets tell the rhyming tale. Margaret wraps up the show with crazy animal magic when Rocky the Baby Raccoon magically appears, disappears, and reappears in the craziest place imaginable! Ages 3+

"Dear Margaret,
Thank you for being a part of Kids Fair Safari 2008! We had a great time and enjoyed your performances. We look forward to seeing you at future events!
Thanks - "
Jennifer and Joan,
Post Oak Mall College Station, TX

Masai Maggie with Sneezy the Elephant, a mischievous puppet who squirts her with water from his trunk. Sneezy is such an imp! Click her online calendar for availability. If the date is open;
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Picture of Masai Maggie holding the book Stand Back Said The Elephant I'm Going To Sneeze.   Photo of Margaret Clauder as Masai Maggie, posing with Sneezy The Elephant, a puppet in the show.

Masai Maggie loves to read, and here, she is holding
and laughing at one of her favorite books!

  Sneezy and Masai Maggie are always friends. Yes, Sneezy
can be playful, but at heart, he's always a sweet elephant.

Reading and Rhyming with the Original Mother Goose (accredited)

Photo of Mother Goose (played by Margaret Clauder) with Goosey and Lamby perched on her lap.
 
Picture of Mother Goose introducing Goosie to the audience.
Meet Goosey and Lamby, 2 stars of the show. Here Goosey shares a rhyme - Lamby and Mother Goose learn it with the audience.   Hello, everyone - meet my special puppet friend, Goosey! The kids will enjoy this show!

This popular character encourages children to read Mother Goose books and play the Mother Goose pretend game. She teaches the rhymes to the children and has special helpers act out the various rhymes utilizing props. She has a hilarious show with lots of puppets and ventriloquism. Kids love Lamby, Mary, Goosey, Itsy Bitsy, and the other puppets Mother Goose brings for the program. Age 2+

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Photograph of Margaret Clauder as Mother Goose, posing with 2 puppets in her lap.
 
Photo of Mother Goose listening to Goosey (a puppet) with Lamby (a puppet) as well.
Mother Goose poses for a 'family' photo. Be sure to get a picture the day of the show!   Here Goosey is sharing one of the rhymes that he knows; while poor Lamby tries and tries to get a word in edgewise!

Thumbnail of Margaret Clauder dressed as Bucky the Cowgirl, a character in her library reading show.
Bucky combines a beautiful, friendly looking outfit with character puppets kids and adults will love!

Wild About the West with Bucky the Cowgirl

Bucky tells a tall tale with the help of her puppet friends, Sheriff Kermit, Get-a-long the dog, and Giddy-up the Pony, about an outlaw puppet "Hound-Dog the Kid" who took books home from school without permission. Children participate in a wild West adventure as they rope Hound Dog and teach him it's not nice to take things without permission, crime doesn't pay, and books are free on loan from the library!

Ages 3+

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Thumbnail of Bucky the Cowgirl scolding her horse for kicking her.
Small picture of Margaret Clauder with a frog puppet.
Thumbnail picture of Margaret Clauder dressed as Bucky, balancing a stick horse on her finger.
Sometimes Gitalong can act badly; he has kicked Bucky and left a big pair of hoof prints on her dress! Meet the sheriff, Kermit. He plays a key role in teaching Hound Dog that libraries loan books, and anyone can have a library card. During the program, Bucky demonstrates how to balance a horse - on 1 finger! A useful skill for when you really need it.

Photo of Patchy the Funny Fall Scarecrow.
Poor Patchy - with a head full of straw, it is no wonder that Jimmy the Crow can play so many tricks on her! Friendly, and educational - Patchy is a hit wherever she goes!

Celebrate the Harvest with Patchy the Funny Fall Scarecrow

(Available September 15 to November 5 ONLY)

This is a non-scary "clown" scarecrow. She performs fall magic and songs about harvest time. Children will learn and participate in "The seed cycle" song where audience volunteers are used. They will laugh at her puppet, "Jimmy the Crow," as he steals the corn. Tie in with harvest time in your school.

Ages 3+

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Picture of Margaret Clauder dressed as Patriotic Patty, a school show entertainer, ventriloquist, and puppeteer.
Patriotic Patty ends her show with a surprise appearance by the United States flag!

Hooray for the USA with Patriotic Patty
(June/July only)

Hooray for the USA with Patriotic Patty! This show utilizes red, white, and blue American Flag magic, Uncle Sam the Puppet and his friends, and a surprise ending with an explosion of confetti (safe indoor fireworks) all over the kids as we salute America! Schoolers enjoy showing what they know about our country as well as learning some new interesting facts about the USA.

Ages 3+

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Photo of Margaret Clauder with Uncle Sam the hand puppet.
 
Photograph of Patriotic Patty saluting with Uncle Sam the puppet.
Patriotic Patty with her American friend Uncle Sam, one of the funny characters from Hurray for the USA!   Patriotic Patty shows Sam how to salute. Children will enjoy this Fourth of July program about U.S. history!
Photo of Bernice Bunny.
Margaret was one of the first to develop an open face bunny character. Bernice is approachable and interesting to watch.

Bunnies are Funny with Bernice the Bunny

(Available the month of and the month before Easter ONLY)

Bernice is a cute, open face bunny who teaches children interactively to be good helpers by telling the story of "The Little Red Hen" with puppetry and ventriloquism. The show features fun Bunny magic. Bernice concludes her show by producing a live bunny that the children will be able to see.

Ages 3+

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Spring is in the Air with Mother Nature

Photo of the Mother Nature Character.   Photo of the Mother Nature Character.
Let's meet Audrey, a completely
harmless plant. Correct?
  Maybe Audrey is named for another, not-so-harmless plant.

Meet Audrey the Venus fly trap and also Mama Racoon, a puppet who sings and acts silly. Mother Nature will tell 2 stories. The first is A Tree For Me, and the second is Calvin the Caterpillar, a tale about a caterpillar changing to a butterfly. She'll have the kids wide eyed as magical butterflies dance above their heads, bringing more delight to the show which teaches about our natural world. This is a show just right to welcome spring, to celebrate Earth Day, or educate the children about some unusual, different creatures who share our world. Mother Nature will enchant the children as they learn more about nature! Ages 3+

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Photo of the Mother Nature Character.   Photo of the Mother Nature Character.
Yes, Mother Nature seems completely at ease with Audrey.   Could you be this calm with a huge Venus fly trap next to you?

Photo of Lovey Dovey holding the talking lips puppet.
A puppet which gives the biggest kiss anyone ever got - meet Priscilla Puckerup. She is one of the puppets bringing a sweet message of love in a show perfect for Valentine's Day, or the whole month of February.

Love, Love, Love, with Lovey Dovey

(Available January 15 to February 20 ONLY)

January/February – Dressed in a large Heart costume, Lovey will entertain children with her puppets singing silly love songs. Children will delight in pretending to be "Cupid" as they magically shoot Lovey's heart with their invisible arrows! Watch the amazing valentine card magic trick and laugh at Grouchy the Dinosaur as he learns about the importance of love and being kind to others!

Ages 3+

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Photo of Lovey Dovey with Grouchy the dragon puppet.
 
Photo of Lovey Dovey holding a pink paper heart, used for a magic trick in her Valentine's Day show.
Lovey Dovey brings a lot of 'heart' to her work. This is another MCP costume that reinforces the theme of the show, and delights the audience!   How do you repair a broken heart? During the show, Lovey Dovey performs a little magic with a torn and restored paper heart.

Photo of Alphie the Elf.
Alphie's show reminds the audience of the values associated with Christmas without turning preachy.

Holidays are Here! With Alphie the Elf

(Available end of November to December 23 ONLY)

This show combines Christmas songs, puppetry, and magic. Puppets sing familiar songs like "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" and "I'm Getting' Notin' for Christmas". Children delight in performing with Alphie to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and watching Rudolph's nose magically appear and dance from child to child.

All ages.

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"Thanks so much for the fabulous show on Friday! We loved it- all ages, including adults loved it! That is impressive to appeal to that many age groups. We look forward to booking you again in the future." - Jennifer Davis, Broadway Baptist Church



Photo of Singing Bird reading The First Thanksgiving.
Singing Bird reading the book The First Thanksgiving. This is used as the foundation for her show. SInging Bird presents Thanksgiving from an alternate perspective, plus encourages children to learn more for themselves by reading.

Story of Thanksgiving with Singing Bird the Native American

(Available the month of November ONLY)

This video made by A.W. Brown Fellowship Leadership Academy in Dallas, TX. It is shared with permission.

The story of Thanksgiving from the Indian's point of view. This show uses authentic costuming and Indian artifacts that the children can actually touch and see. Music, magic, and storytelling are used. A good show for schoolers!

Ages 3+

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"Thank you so much! We had so much fun and the kids enjoyed it!!! We appreciate you!" - Lauri Meier, Center Director, KinderCare Learning Center Bedford

 
Singing Bird instructs children in Native American farming, which planted squash and corn seeds with a small fish to serve as fertilizer. Of course, she adds a touch which the audience really enjoys!   Singing Bird uses many American Indian themed props in her show. The audience has a clear sense of cultural difference right from the start of the program!

Photo of Maggie The Magical Clown.
Maggie is perplexed by things any child can understand,and she is so friendly, kids feel safe helping.

Let's Make Magic with Maggie the Magical Clown™

Maggie performs a magical variety show. Children will be asked to be audience volunteers as she performs her whacky magic. Sometimes the magic backfires on Maggie or does not turn out quite the way she expected, but with the help of the children and a few "magic" words things always seem to turn out fine in the end.

Ages 3+

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A Birthday Clown for Archer - Maggie the Clown™

Some people are afraid of clowns. (Before you look it up, the term is coulrophobia.) This show helps people to conquer that fear. How? Margaret tells the story- "A Birthday Clown for Archer" by Kathy Mashburn - dressed as a regular person. Archer is a little boy who wants a clown for his birthday party but his mother is afraid of clowns. Archer asks his mom, 'Why are you afraid of clowns?'
Photo of Maggie the Clown with silly kids making faces.
Even without makeup, Maggie finds the inner clown. Feeling a bit silly? Go closer to this troupe of funny faced compatriots that Maggie the Clown discovered in a local library.

Mom goes through a list of things that might be the reason why she is afraid - from their big grins, their wide eyes, their red nose, their funny hair, or their costumes. As she names each item Archer replies with comments such as 'I love their big smiles. They always look happy!', or 'I love their red noses. That makes me laugh!'

While Margaret tells the story she applies clown makeup in stages - ending with a light style called "lite auguste" which is a traditional, understated look. She slowly transforms - right before everyone's eyes. At the end of the story Archer's mother relents and allows him to have a clown for his birthday party.

At this point Margaret will show that she is wearing her clown costume underneath her clothes. In a flash she is totally transformed; now she proceeds to perform a birthday party show! A modified version of this program has been tested by Margaret for years with great success in pre-schools all around the DFW area.

Learning Points
1. Clowns are real people and you don't have to be afraid.
2. Clowns are funny and are nice.
3. Anyone can be a clown - or at least as silly as a clown.
4. Helpful books such as"A Birthday Clown for Archer" are available in the library.

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Good Shepherd and the Lost Lamb with Margaret the story lady

Children learn about God's message that all children are special to God as they hear the telling of this Old Testament tale with puppets and ventriloquism. Children will also learn several easy Christian songs with actions. Copies of words are available. Good show for Christian based schools!

Age 2+

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Santa Claus

Available for pictures on his lap or visiting classrooms. Book in July for best availability! One of our Santa's (with natural beard) books up a year in advance for weekends in December! Call early! Santa for photos: Real Beard - $185/hr. Fake Beard - $150/hr. Fake beard Santa can bring his own Santa chair and backdrop!

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Petting Zoos

We have great Petting Zoos! All have hand-raised animals that are well taken care of and humanely treated. The kids will love holding rabbits, piglets, ducks, chickens, small goats, tortoises and more. All our zoos are USDA approved as traveling petting zoos. Also available are pony carousels and pony rides!

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Pricing Information* for August 20 - June 5 (regular school year)

Shows are timed for approximately 1/2 hour minimum. Most shows are longer. The prices are good for 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Additional charge for evening performances.

Book 1 or 2 shows: $185.00
Book 3- 5 shows on one contract (to be performed within 1 year) $175/show
Book 6 + shows on one contract - (to be performed within 1 year) $155/show
Add a separate toddler and 2's show for only $15.

All shows MUST be performed in the same room. Entertainer does NOT move from classroom to classroom.

* Blow a Bigger Bubble with Bernadette – this show is priced separately at $225.00 Add an additional program (15-20 minutes) for toddler's and 2's for only $50.00! Add an additional program for School Age children for $100.00. The entertainer MUST be allowed to remain in the SAME room and not have to pack up and move to obtain this pricing.

Photos with classes: Entertainer is available after the show for photos with the classes at no charge as long as this does not take more than 5-10 minutes. If it takes longer the charge is $25 per half hour for photos.

Mileage charges: Some areas may incur a mileage charge of between $10 up to $25, depending on your location.

Petting Zoos
20-25 animal petting zoo is priced at $245.00 for one hour, $150 for each additional hour plus mileage charges.

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Suggestions to make our shows work well for you! Please review with staff.

1. SET UP: It is ideal if we can set up our show in an empty classroom. If that is not an option, ask the teacher to keep the children busy in another part of the room while we set up or take them outside to play. Most shows take 5 minutes to set up, but some may take 10-15 minutes. We also do not figure into our set up time moving or arranging your classroom before our show. We ask that you have the performance area clear when we arrive so that we may get right to work setting up our show. It is best not to bring all the children in to watch us until we are totally set up and ready to go! Watching us set up sometimes takes away from the "magic" of the show itself. It destroys the magic if children are allowed to watch the set-up and tear-down of these shows.

2. AGE APPROPRIATENESS: We have guidelines on our shows to help you to judge what age we feel the show is appropriate for. Please try to not let children go to a show that is too old for them. Their attention span is too short and they often cry during the show. Please follow our age guidelines as closely as possible. We love your children and we love performing for them, but we need your help in keeping order. We ask that centers have teachers attend shows and correct or attend to any problem children during a show so that it will be more enjoyable for everyone. Please have teachers sit with their own class! If a small child is crying we ask that they be temporarily removed from the room so as not to disrupt the show for the other children. *Some shows offer an age 2 version!

3. DISCIPLINE: We ask that the youngest children be seated at the back of the room sitting in chairs (or off to one side) with the oldest children sitting on the floor up front if we are in an unusual costume. This way little ones can see the entertainer at a comfortable distance. They can observe the older children interacting with the character and can learn from this experience instead of being frightened by it. We have found that the younger ones are less disruptive if sitting in chairs at the back (or off to one side). They are also the children most likely to cry during a show. They are much easier to attend to or remove from the room without disrupting the show for the other children if they are seated at the back (or side). If the youngest children are sitting at the front of the room when a loud noise happens or water squirts out unexpectedly for example, they are the most likely to "freak" out, so that is just another reason why they should not be seated at the performers feet during the show.

Also, this is a learning experience for all your children. They are learning proper behavior as audience members! This will be especially important for them when they enter school and have to sit quietly in a classroom full of students while the teacher talks. Therefore, we ask that your teachers set a good example for your students by not carrying on unnecessary conversations with other teachers during our show! We also ask that they put their cell phones away too! After the show we ask that the teachers help us in our efforts to leave your facility without disruption in a timely manner. Sometimes it works best if the children can go outside and play while we pack up – or go to another classroom.

We always welcome suggestions and comments from teachers and directors. Your comments help us to improve and provide the best entertainment possible.


MCP, bringing educational and entertaining programs to daycares and preschools all over the DFW metroplex, in towns and cities like Allen, Arlington, Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, and Fort Worth. For children age 2 and up, let MCP present a show that enriches and engages the children in your care. Your staff will be glad of a visit from MCP, too!