Here's a cast of five hand puppets and four accompanying puppet show scripts that are ready to start performing as soon as they arrive. Due to the popularity of our original adaptations of Aesop's Fables stories for the puppet stage, The Creativity Institute writers have developed four new original "Gwynn's Fables" puppet show scripts in the same style. These are easy-to-read, easy-to-perform scripts, each of which communicates an important "moral" lesson to children.
These puppet show scripts have parts for from two to four puppets, and some require the voice of an additional off-stage narrator. Depending on their ability, some children may be able to perform more than one role in the same puppet show.
The hand puppets in this set are a moving-mouth Pig, Duck, Frog, Tiger and Elephant from PlushPups, maker of quality hand puppets for children. All puppets are 12-inches tall, surface washable and made of durable fabrics. Children will love exploring the different puppet mouth movements and puppet facial expressions they can achieve on these moving-mouth puppets. It's an educational toy you can have fun with as soon as it arrives.
These are all child-friendly stories. There is no violence and no one gets eaten.
The four stories in this package are:
"No Excuses (You can't succeed if you don't try)" demonstrates the value of not giving up and trying your best. Duck is full of excuses why he's not participating in the art contest until Elephant challenges his excuses and gets him to try.
"What a Pal! (Fair Weather Friends)" shows how the Lion learns who his real friends are when he stops treating them to fun things and he asks them for a favor.
"To Tell the Truth" (Honesty)" shows why it's important to tell the truth when Froggie dishonestly takes all the credit for helping out, but has the tables turned on him when Teacher figures it out.
"The Fun of the Game (You Don't Have to Win Everything)" shows how the animals still respect Lion when he doesn't win everything he expects to.
Also included with these puppet show scripts is a set of puppet show stage directions that The Creativity Institute put together to help parents and children stage more professional and enjoyable puppet shows, such as tips on moving mouths (almost everybody does it backwards), simulating walking, etc.
NOTE: THESE PUPPET SHOW SCRIPTS WILL BE EMAILED AS PDF FILES.
There are any number of puppet shows for kids that can be performed with these different hand puppet characters, based on your own ideas, your favorite stories, real experiences, lessons to share, even movies and TV shows.
Puppet Show Scripts and Script Ideas
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About the author.
Gwynn Torres, founder of The Creativity Institute, is a career advertising writer and creative director, Grammy nominated songwriter/musician and parent of two creative children. In creating these scripts, she has focused her talents on delighting children while including educational value.
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