School Show: Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

by Dallas Children’s Theater

Grades K-5

Three fantastic books come to life in the coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world! Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has super-powers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Perhaps a bug’s life isn’t so different than your own! This joyful musical based on Diary of a Spider, Diary of a Worm, and Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin promotes earth science, eco-consciousness, and acceptance.

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • 1.RL.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • 3.RL.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Lesson Plan Idea

Students use their imaginations to write their own narrative from the point-of-view of insects and discuss observations as a group.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online, or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.


  • Find materials for every show, policies, and more resources here.
  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9:30 am & 11:30 am
60 minutes

11:30 am performance added!

Use the Online Order Application to request either performance.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

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