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We are pleased to announce that 2,004 students participated in this program.

Abel's Island: 998
Doctor De Soto: 1006

Total Classes: 90
Total Schools: 42

Below we have posted some of the wonderful activities that were developed by educators in conjunction with their Museum visit. If you would like to share photos, art projects, worksheets or videos with us we would be happy to add it to this website. Please send digital images and material to

Thanks to everyone who participated!

William Steig, "'You jabbering jackass!' Shrek screamed," final illustration for Shrek! (1990), pen and ink and watercolor on paper. Collection of the William Steig Estate. © 1990 William Steig.

Nightingale-Bamford School
After visiting the Museum, Lois Strell’s Kindergarten and 1st graders read and discussed all of Steig’s books. Afterwards, using watercolors, her students designed animals for Doctor De Soto's waiting room. This colorful artwork was displayed all around their classroom.

Community Partnership Charter School, Brooklyn
Laura Caito, Megan Greco & Jamie Meltzer's 5th grade classes studied William Steig before their Museum visit. Students created "Character Bags" about their favorite Steig character.

Click here to download and print the Character Bag worksheet.

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Ms. Kouassi, Ms. Maysonet and Ms. Abbey submitted this video of their Pre-K students making pizza inspired by Steig's Pete's a Pizza. The students also make puppets after reading Doctor De Soto.

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Art Coordinator, Erin Moroney read many of Steig's books to her 1st grade class, such as: Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa, Doctor De Soto, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Pete's a Pizza. The students drew and wrote about their favorite part of one of his books.

Yeshivah of Flatbush
Chani Schreiber submitted these photos of the art project that her 2nd grade class did in conjunction with their unit on William Steig. Her students created a three-dimensional project (using any art form) that portrayed a character's emotional development from one of William Steig’s books.

The Child School / Legacy High School
Simon Soushi's class performed research in the library on Steig’s life and each student wrote a brief biography on Steig based on the information they found. Students in his class also listened to The Amazing Bone (without seeing the cover) and each student then imagined and drew the cover for that story.