Primary Puppet Camp

Primary Puppet Camp

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Description: 
The IslandLink Library Federation brings an array of puppetry programs to different library branches. The Primary Puppet Camps offer three days of interactive puppet shows. Working with a puppet and a host, the children brainstorm solutions to problems, draw pictures, play games and craft puppets to take home. Document with complete program outline can be found under Program Promotional Materials.
Number of sessions: 
3
Frequency: 
Daily
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Presenter(s): 
IslandLink Library Federation’s Travelling Puppet Show
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Secondary Audience: 
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
Puppets, Props, Puppet Stage, Craft Supplies
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
To promote literacy and offer fun puppetry programming to libraries that are part of the IslandLink Library Federation.
Feedback from Participants: 
“They loved it all. Especially making the puppets! Thanks so much.” “My kids enjoyed the class. One hour was just right in regards to a tight comfortable time.” “My daughter enjoyed doing this. Making different puppets each day was good. Doing it for three days gave a sense of importance to them, as opposed to a single day program.”
Highlights - what worked well?: 
Children love the crafting portion in which they make their own puppets. We often ask them questions about the personalities of the puppets they make, and they enjoy making crazy characters for them.
What would you change about this program?: 
We run these programs for three days in a row for scheduling purposes, but I think it could be really lovely to run a five day intensive version or alternately, have it run once a week.