Saturday, April 10, 2021
Children’s Activity Workshops

Times for all activities during workshop

Boogie on the Bayou- 9:00-9:45
Be a Word Detective- 10:00-10:45
Steps to Illustrating A Picture Book Workshop-11:00-11:50

Boogie on the Bayou

“Boogie on the Bayou” by Johnette Downing. Boogie on the bayou is a virtual program focusing on toddlers to third graders. They will enjoy singing along with Johnette and her guitar to her popular books made-into-songs. Johnette received the 2019 Parents’ Choice Silver Award for Swamp Romp. Johnette can be found on her website (

Be a Word Detective

Be a Word Detective

Be a Word Detective for children ages 8-12 Notebooks and pencils will be provided. The workshop will be in three parts: Introduction to word finding, Word scavenger hunt, and Writing small poems: Children can hang around if they’d like to make a final draft of a poem on decorative paper. The children will need to remain with parent or guardian during the workshop.

Margaret Simon, teacher of gifted and author of Bayou Song.

Saturday, April 10th

Rodrigue Park and the Sliman Theater
129 E. Main St.
This workshop is free but each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Steps to Illustrating a Picture Book Workshop

Participants will learn about the process of illustrating an original short story.  Author-illustrator Paul Schexnayder, will teach about character development, setting and making a dummy copy.  You will be brainstorming, sketching and drawing during this free and fun workshop.