Our friends know that puppets are a big part of our lives. In fact, my husband will often remark on just how many puppets and props fill our living space. It’s fun to have a stash of googly eyes and stick them on the tea kettle, volley balls, plant pots, or anything else for my own amusement. Anything can be “puppetized.” I found that out when I was young and I put two googly eyes on a ball whose name is now Lucille.
When a student discovers that a simple movement of their puppet can convey an emotion, it’s a thrill for both learner and teacher. Puppetry has been around for thousands of years in all parts of the world in one form or another and it’s no surprise that it has proven to be such an enduring art and craft. Dramatic play with puppets fosters confidence and empathy and aids the development of fine motor skills.
Introducing: the virtual field trip into the magical world of puppetry, ventriloquism and storytelling. Through online platforms, our student driven interactive workshops are tailored to your grade’s curriculum Kindergarten to 7 with support materials and follow up activities for educators to continue working with puppetry in their classrooms. We can make creative use of common objects to produce puppets. On this field trip students are encouraged to use creative thinking through play because play is fun and play encourages learning.
Things may be different this year however our workshops are ready to come to you online with interactive activities for the student to explore in a safe and creative space.
Here’s to a new school year, and new opportunities for learning, growth and engagement.
Contact Kellie directly at 604 – 916 – 1944 or firstname.lastname@example.org