GiGi’s At Home

Hello Amazing GiGi’s Playhouse Des Moines Families!

We miss you all so much and we still want the show to go on… just from home for now!
With the help from GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis, we have put together activities and lesson plans for you all!

The lessons below are for all ages, infant to adult. They include LMNOP (Language, Music, N’ our Peeps), GiGiFit Kids, GiGiFIT Adult, GiGi’s Kitchen, and additional outside resources! We are so excited for these lessons and we hope you check back for more in the coming weeks.  Note * You will be responsible for assembling your own supplies.

We hope you all have fun with this and please reach out if you have any questions! We hope to see you all soon! #strongertogether #GiGisAtHome

Jessica Lane, Site Director:

Taylor Pierce, Programs Director:




Welcome Song and Goodbye Song

Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons:
Lesson | Video Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and Button | Groovy Sing A Long

Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes:
Lesson | Video | Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and Shoe | Groovy Song: Petes Go Marching On

Pete The Cat and The Cool Cat Boogie
Lesson | Video Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and DanceBoogie Dance A Long



Art Explosion

Mister Fish Oil Pastel or Crayon Drawing:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout

Watercolor Toucan:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout

Durer Pattern Rhino:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout



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Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (K–5): Bring student workbooks to life with the Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool. This no prep, comprehensive approach to teaching includes digital letter formations, teaching videos, and fun animations your children will love. Get Started Now

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Number Formation

1. Number Formation Chart
Learn the step-by-step, child-friendly way to teach number formation.


2. ABC Names For Pre-K
Children learn to put names in ABC order.


3. Where Do You Start Your Letters?
Send home this fun song so families can help instill good starting habits for capitals.


4. Print Letter Formation Charts

Download Capitals 

Download Lowercase Letters

5. Cursive Letter Formation Charts

Download Capitals

Download Lowercase Letters 

6. Alphabet Strips for K–5
An easy, child-friendly method for alphabetizing.


Grades 1–2

Grades 3+ 


GiGiFit Kids – Preview!

Week 1: March 23rd – March 29th


GiGi’s Kitchen

Embark on a culinary adventure! Learn new cooking techniques and create your own recipes with the Raddish Cooking Camp Challenge booklet!

Download your Cooking Camp Challenge skill booklet here!



GiGiFIT ADULT – Preview!

*Challenge yourself to complete these workouts twice during the week!

*Please note that all videos were pre-recorded in 2019

Week 1: March 23rd- March 29th

Week 2: March 30st- April 5th

Week 3: April 6th- April 12th


Thank you Amazing Educational Resources for assembling this list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Another HUGE thanks to GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis for these amazing Resources! #strongertogether #GiGisAtHome

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