Cowboy Ken uses cowboy songs, cowboy stories, trick roping, and puppetry to bring to life the Iconic image, the American Cowboy, to life for preschool, elementary school, library, city, and community events. Learn this most recognizable and colorful character who rode onto the pages of American History in 1865. Experience the great cattle drives first hand. Laugh at Old West stories and tall tales (“Windy’s”). Find out how they lived their life out on the Western Frontier and how this era and part of the western movement ended by 1890 after only about 25 years.
Cowboy Ken’s programs is a lively stage show of old cowboy songs, tall tales, true stories, historical facts, trick roping, and lots of audience participation and fun. Cowboy Ken’s additional programs include: “Preschool Cowboy Fun” is a show designed to entertain and educate young children. “Our American Heritage” and “Presidents Day” includes stories and songs from George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
Ken is also available for roving and walk around trick roping demonstrations.
Cowboy Ken brings to life the American Cowboy era from 1865-1890. This energetic and participatory program with songs, stories, historical facts, trick roping and bull whips depicts the image of American to the world, the Cowboy. Sing along with cowboy classics like Whoopie Ti Yi Yo and Home on the Range, laugh along with stories like Prairie Mom and Skeeters, learn historical information about branding and the cowboy’s Mexican heritage, and be amazed at wonderful roping tricks and bull whipping feats (all described and explained).
Cowboy Ken brings alive the American Cowboy for very young children. Preschoolers have an opportunity to meet a “Real Live Cowboy” and develop a true image of this great American Icon. This participatory program with songs, stories and trick roping was designed to entertain and involve children from 2 – 5 years. Children get to pretend to ride and rope like cowboys, the get to make all sorts of animal sounds and may participate (depending on the age) with trick ropes. They will also get to meet the Great White Bear (a large polar bear puppet) and laugh as Cowboy Ken and the Bear interact with one another. Finally they will receive a demonstration of some classic cowboy roping tricks.
Story: “How the Bear Became the Greatest of all Fishermen”
This entertaining and participatory program features songs and stories from a wide variety of periods in American History. The program begins with a song and a story that features a young boy and his encounter with General George Washington. We then move on to the California Gold Rush and the 49rs. Next, we visit Abraham Lincoln and a story he told at the White House as well as his favorite song: The Blue Tail Fly. Finally the program ends in the late 1800’s with a visit to the Old West.
Have Cowboy Ken walk around trick rope at your event to demonstrate the art, encourage children and adults to try their hand, and perform a variety of interactive rope tricks. He can walk around fro 1.5 – 3 hour of fun and great general interaction for all.