including puppets in some aspect of your work with children- watching them, interacting with them, making them or presenting with them- you need to reconsider the impact of puppets.
Maybe you’d like to develop a puppetry team or even highlight the possibilities of puppets with your volunteers but don’t know where to start.
KidsKount has produced a series of free, short training videos that you can email to your leaders. It’s a great way to present these tips and techniques for making puppets come alive,
simply and effectively. These videos include:
Why use puppets?
Finding a puppet that’s just your type
Stages and storing puppets
Making an entrance
Looking at the right spot
Getting in sync
The puppetry hall of shame
Why not print off our puppetry training handout for your volunteers (see here..) as an introduction to the training series and a highlight the weekly emailed videos? Encourage everyone to read the material and watch the videos. Make it something they will look forward to by including special news, information or photos about your program or upcoming events or links to fun puppet ideas and ‘how-to’ suggestions. Maybe you could make it really special and create a competition with a classroom puppet as the prize.