Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties

Posing Puppeters

Corporate & Organization Puppet Parties

Program Options For A Corporate or Organization Celebration
Option A - Puppetry Process Program
Option B - Repeated Puppetry Process Program
Option C - Performance Only Showcase for 5-11 yr. olds
Option D - Special Requests


Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option AA - Puppetry Process Program
    • For ages 2-11
    • Maximum Number of Participants:  21
    • Program length: 1 hour
    • Each child 2-4, as well as children who require special supervision, need one to one help


    Program divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Professional Puppet Show Performances
    I bring a theatre, props and puppets for two fairy tales.  I perform two stories from my current repertoire of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Red Hen, and The Little Mermaid.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet
    After the performance, all the children are invited to make their own puppets. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets.

    Part 3: Children’s Puppet Shows
    The children are encouraged to buddy up with 2 other children to perform their own short skits using the hand puppets they have just made. I have ten theatre backdrops for them to choose from.

    Program Length: This total program usually ends after about an hour, or an hour-and-a-quarter; I don’t take the theatre down until everyone who wants to, has had a chance to perform. Each part last about 20 minutes.

    Educational Benefits:
    The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, verbal skills, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills. Active involvement in different aspects of puppetry, from puppet making to performance, empowers children to try new things on their own, giving them some positive encounters to fall back on.
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    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option B - Repeated Puppetry Process Program

    • For ages 2-11
    • Maximum Number of Participants:  42 in 2 groups of up to 21 participants each*
    • Program Length: 2 hours
    • Each child 2-4, as well as children who require special supervision, need one to one help

    Same as Option A, except that after the children have had their chance to perform, they leave the area and a second group takes their place.  The program is repeated to this group. 

    Program divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Professional Puppet Show Performances
    I bring a theatre, props and puppets for two fairy tales.  I perform two stories from my current repertoire of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Red Hen, and The Little Mermaid.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet
    After the performance, all the children are invited to make their own puppets. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets.

    Part 3: Children’s Puppet Shows
    The children are encouraged to buddy up with 2 other children to perform their own short skits using the hand puppets they have just made. I have ten theatre backdrops for them to choose from.

    Program Length: Each part last about 20 minutes, each group would have 1 hour with Wild Cow Designs; The first session ends after an hour, and is then repeated with a second group of children, for a total of 2 hours. The sponsoring organization is responsible for programming and supervision of the other half of the group each hour.

    Educational Benefits:
    The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, verbal skills, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills. Active involvement in different aspects of puppetry, from puppet making to performance, empowers children to try new things on their own, giving them some positive encounters to fall back on.

    *For groups of more than 36 children, I’ll need the names and ages of participants as soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks before the program date.

     

    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option CC - Puppetry Performance Development

    • For ages 3-11. Each child 3-4, as well as children who require special supervision, need one to one help
    • Maximum Number of Participants:  32
    • Program Length: 1.5 hours

    Program divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Professional Puppet Show Performances
    I bring a theatre, props and puppets for a predetermined fairy tale.  I perform a fairy tale from my current repertoire of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Red Hen, and The Little Mermaid.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet and Part 3: Make Your Own Props
    The children are invited to make puppets of their own, while involving 2 other people in their plans, to perform a short story together later. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets

    Prop making with recyclable materials, extra felt, tape, construction paper, and other similar materials as available, are provided.  Children who are 3 or 4 years old may need some adult assistance in making their puppets and props.  The puppet-making portion is about 20 minutes, with prop-making an additional 20 minutes.

    Part 4: Children’s Puppet Show Performances
    The groups of 3 children then have the opportunity to perform their own short (two minute) skits using the hand puppets and props they have just made. I bring ten theatre backdrops for them to choose from.

    Program Length: This total program usually ends after about an hour-and-a-half; I don’t take the theatre down until everyone who wants to, has had a chance to perform. Part 1 lasts about 10 minutes. Parts 2 & 3 last about 20 minutes each. Part 4 lasts about 30 minutes.

    Educational Benefits:

    • This program provides children opportunities for performing and interacting with other children. It is an ideal venue for practicing social and verbal skills, and as a platform for dramatic and creative expression.
    • To give added value to a ready-laced puppet, I leave the lace tip on the yarn lace tucked inside the puppet. When the child’s eye-hand coordination skills have improved, the puppet can then be unlaced and turned inside out for the child to rework.
    • The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, verbal skills, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills. Active involvement in different aspects of puppetry, from puppet making to performance, empowers children to try new things on their own, giving them some positive encounters to fall back on.


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    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option D - Fairy Tale Showcase

    • For ages 5-11.
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 12 
    • Program Length: 1 hour

    Program divided into 2 parts:

    Part 1: Perform using Professional Puppets
    For groups with 12 guests or less, puppets and props for 4 fairy tales are provided.  Groups of 3 children at a time can take turns performing a story for the others.  Pick 4 from these choices:  Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, Hansel and Gretel, and  Rapunzel.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet
    After the performances, all the children are invited to make their own puppets. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets.

    Pre-packaged design-your-own hand puppet kits are also available for purchase.

    Program Length: Performance time will probably be about 40 minutes, with the remaining 20 minutes of the program devoted to making puppets.

    Educational Benefits:

    • This program provides children opportunities for performing and interacting with other children. It is an ideal venue for practicing social and verbal skills, and as a platform for dramatic and creative expression.
    • To give added value to a ready-laced puppet, I leave the lace tip on the yarn lace tucked inside the puppet. When the child’s eye-hand coordination skills have improved, the puppet can then be unlaced and turned inside out for the child to rework.
    • The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, verbal skills, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills. Active involvement in different aspects of puppetry, from puppet making to performance, empowers children to try new things on their own, giving them some positive encounters to fall back on.

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    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option E - Professional Performances with Make and Take Puppets

    • For ages 3-11. Each child 3-4, as well as children who require special supervision, need one to one help.
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 70*
    • Program Length: 1 hour

    Program divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Professional Puppet Show Performances
    I bring a theatre, props and puppets for two fairy tales.  I perform two stories from my current repertoire of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Red Hen, and The Little Mermaid.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet
    After the performance, all the children are invited to make their own puppets. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets.

    Part 3: Photo Opportunity
    As many as 6 children at one time may be photographed holding their puppets in front of the theatre.

    Host organization must provide:  Photographer, Camera and other Photographic Materials as Required.

    Program Length: This total program usually ends after about an hour. I don’t take the theatre down until everyone has had their picture taken. Each part last about 20 minutes.

    Educational Benefits:

    • This program is an ideal venue for practicing social skills, and as a platform for creative expression.
    • To give added value to a ready-laced puppet, I leave the lace tip on the yarn lace tucked inside the puppet. When the child’s eye-hand coordination skills have improved, the puppet can then be unlaced and turned inside out for the child to rework.
    • The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills.

    *For groups of more than 36 children, I’ll need the names and ages of participants as soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks before the program date.

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    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option F - Professional Performances with Make and Take Puppets and Props

    • For ages 3-11. Each child 3-4, as well as children who require special supervision, need one to one help.
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 70* 
    • Program Length: 1.5 hours

    Program divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Professional Puppet Show Performances
    I bring a theatre, props and puppets for two fairy tales.  I perform two stories from my current repertoire of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Red Hen, and The Little Mermaid.

    Part 2: Make Your Own Hand Puppet and Part 3: Make Your Own Props
    The children are invited to make puppets of their own. The generic puppet form can be trimmed and embellished simply or elaborately according to one’s imagination and capabilities. More about the puppets

    Prop making with recyclable materials, extra felt, tape, construction paper, and other similar materials as available, are provided.  Children who are 3 or 4 years old may need some adult assistance in making their puppets and props.  The puppet-making portion is about 20 minutes, with prop-making an additional 20 minutes.

    Part 3: Photo Opportunity
    As many as 6 children at one time may be photographed holding their puppets and props in front of the theatre.

    Host organization must provide:  Photographer, Camera and other Photographic Materials as Required.

    Program Length: This total program usually ends after about an hour. I don’t take the theatre down until everyone has had their picture taken. Part 1 lasts about 20 minutes. Parts 2 & 3 last about 20 minutes each. Part 4 lasts about 30 minutes.

    Educational Benefits:

    • This program is an ideal venue for practicing social skills, and as a platform for creative expression.
    • To give added value to a ready-laced puppet, I leave the lace tip on the yarn lace tucked inside the puppet. When the child’s eye-hand coordination skills have improved, the puppet can then be unlaced and turned inside out for the child to rework.
    • The puppetry venue provides a fun, hands-on entertainment experience for children while promoting their creativity, imagination, gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social skills.

    *For groups of more than 36 children, I’ll need the names and ages of participants as soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks before the program date.

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    Wild Cow Puppet Craft Parties Option G - Special Requests
    I am open to discussing other scenarios. If you have a specific idea please contact me, and I will be happy to discuss this with you. Contact Wild Cow.
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