Puppet Making Course and Show for Kids (6-9 Years)

Learn how to create puppets and then write and perform a puppet show!



8 x 1.5 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $300

In this fun and engaging course, kids will work on creating a production of their puppet show.

Over eight sessions, we will teach story conception, how to make puppets and rehearse the show. The workshop will end with the participants doing a live performance for their family and friends!

Through this course, kids will learn to hone the following:

  • Observation skills
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to work in a group
  • Creative art-making
  • Dialogue formation and performance skills

Course outline:
  • Session 1: Meet and greet and brainstorm - In this session, after a brief introduction activity, kids will be introduced to brainstorming the storyboard. Sessions will involve selecting the materials required and getting started on making the puppets.
  • Session 2: Concept refining - In this session, after a brief check-in activity, kids will work on completing the puppets and start conceptualising the mood, theme and set design.
  • Session 3: Story writing - In this session, following a check-in activity, kids will complete the set design and will be introduced to dialogue creation. Information will be sent to parents to nominate a date/time of the play (either on the final week of the session or week after).
  • Sessions 4 and 5: Following a brief check-in activity, kids will start work on rehearsing the scenes, dialogue delivery, placement of characters. The skit will be developed for a short play performance.
  • Sessions 6 and 7: Kids will work on refining the scenes and rehearsing the play. In all these sessions, improv activities like voice modulation - hand co-ordination, scene placement will be taught. The invitation will be hand made by kids in week 6 to be sent home.
  • Session 8: Final rehearsal and set placement will be held this week!

The final play will be held on a separate day in the venue or alternate venue, depending on the enrolment's response and size.

Please note:
  • Our kid's workshops are eligible for Creative Kids vouchers.
  • The class can be held with a minimum of three enrolments.


Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
 
What you'll get
Kids will learn how to create sock puppet characters, create a puppet stage, write a storyline, rehearse their performance skills and perform in front of a live audience. They will get to take their puppets after the show.
 
What to bring
A light snack and bottle of water.
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This is a kids indoor activity, suitable for kids from 6 to 9 years old. Adult accompaniment is not required.

Location

Shop 5 - Mindkshetra - 15 Bransgrove Street, Wentworthville NSW

Your teacher
Mindkshetra
Mindkshetra


I am a passionate creator, storyteller and story maker, who has over a decade of experience running group workshops. I'm the founder of Mindkshetra, a creative wellness studio which draws on the power of creativity to nurture inner wellness.

I'm a certified henna artist and registered art therapist. With a strong emphasis on encouraging creative play, all my workshops are designed to purely experience the joy of creating.

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