Jingle Dancer

The Artful Stories program brings young children together in the Carlos Museum galleries to hear children’s literature related to the collections and exhibitions, look closely at a single work of art together, and then head to the studio for an engaging hands-on activity. 

From the publisher:
The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe's dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink…

Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared over generations in her family and intertribal community. She hopes to dance at the next powwow. But with the day quickly approaching, she has a problem—how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?

Matowacipi Horse (24C), Emory student and intern at the Carlos, reads Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and published by Heartdrum, in the exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger.


Interested in learning more?

  • Check out the Artful Stories lesson plan developed in conjunction with this video.
  • Learn more about the exhibition HERE.
  • Learn more about moccasins through this online SmARTy Pack HERE.