have been collaborating all week on the creation of their puppet shows. We started with a question: What do we know about puppet shows? Some of our thoughts were:
‘They have sticks on them”
“You use your hands for puppets”
“Puppet shows have kracters (characters)”
“They have curtains”
To create our shows we needed to understand the basics of storytelling. We discussed how a story has a beginning (who the characters are and what they do everyday), a middle (the events and often problems), and an end (that solves the problem and wraps it up).
Then our troupes created their storyboards ~ there were only a few goals to meet:
1) all of the team’s animals needed to be included in the story
2) everyone needed to feel included in the story’s creation or design
3) puppet shows will only be 5 minutes each
A Shadow Puppetry video to share with your Alphas. This may be great inspiration to develop voices and movement for our own shows next week. It’s the Little Red riding Hood story – so there is a big, bad wolf, a hunter, and an axe involved.
Practicing our skills