About the talk
Puppets can take on the persona of characters from history, science, politics, art and more! They can tell stories, talk about their feelings, likes or dislikes and instigate sharing and interaction between people. In this immersive session with Founder, You and Me Puppets, Judith O’Hare, construct a simple open mouth puppet and develop a character by responding to specific prompts and questions. Your puppet will become a character and you will become the puppeteer. Through this experiential experience, learn the nuts and bolts of creative puppet play as you communicate through movement and voice. The engagement involves visual arts, language arts, active listening, remembering, and oral expression. Join in and fashion your puppet at home or practice with a pre-created puppet instead.
For the best experience, keep the following handy as you tune in –
- Magic markers, crayons, colour pencils or anything else you may need to colour
Transfer your learning to the classroom and create the magic of puppet play with your students too.
Things you’ll learn
- Exciting strategies to help enhance communication in your classroom
- Creative methods to become more approachable to students who have trouble opening up
- How to build a deeper connection with students through creative puppet play