Paramount Education, the family and education side of Austin’s Paramount Theatre, is bringing fun videos and posts for kids to Facebook every Wednesday and Friday throughout the month of April as an extension of the Literacy to Life Live Lessons that take place on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. on Facebook Live.

How It Works

Have the kids participate in Literacy to Life Live Lesson on Monday, April 20 & 27 at 11:30 a.m. CST. The Paramount’s professional teaching artists, the Story Wranglers, will educate kids on the foundations of creative writing and writing original stories together.

On Wednesdays, Paramount Education will post a short 3-5 minute video on their Facebook page of one of their team members teaching an activity based on Monday’s original story. These will include crafts, art activities, and tasty culinary creations. Check out last week’s story about a banana scientist who enjoys ice cream with his grandma – featuring Story Wrangler Sarah showing an easy way to make ice cream at home. You can find it at

On Fridays, Paramount Education will share a musical adaptation of Monday’s original story, featuring different musicians from the community creating their own unique musical interpretation. It began with last week’s adaptation of “Jerry’s Mushroom Adventure” by multi-talented musician Eddie King of Squirrel Nut Zippers.

WHEN: Literacy to Life Live Lessons

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDT

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Visit the Paramount Education Facebook page at for all posts and videos. You can also find the Literacy to Life Live Lessons at the events page, or go directly to Be sure to “like” the page to receive notification when the lessons begin.

All the live lessons are free and open to the public. But if you would like to make a donation to support the Paramount Theatre and Paramount Education, please visit

Catherine Prystup has been in the publishing industry for over twenty years, handling everything from large and small scale ad campaigns to events, marketing, content management, and more. She lives in the greater Austin area with her husband, three kids, three dogs, two cats, and one Beta fish.