A World of Puppetry

Exploring diverse traditions  –  Inspiring creative classroom projects.  

This program is an ideal introduction to puppetry for follow-up classroom projects.

Tailored to suit: Grades 1 to 3;  4 to 6;  or 7 to 8

Audience maximum 100

Approximately 60 minutes, including talk-back

More information and booking: Mariposa in the Schools (MITS) info@mariposaintheschools.ca              416-462-9400                                                             


A World of Puppetry is both an introduction to the intriguing diversity of puppetry traditions around the world, and a demonstration of simple puppet making techniques.  The presentation appeals to students’ imaginations and sense of wonder, as well as giving their teachers a solid technical basis with which to inspire creativity in follow-up classroom activities in this interdisciplinary art form.

Different types of puppet making are explained and demonstrated in easy terms, using readily available materials, to inspire the students in the creation of their own puppet plays.  Potential puppet types include:  shadow puppets, rod puppets, toy theatres, marionettes, table-top puppets, and object puppets.  Each presentation is tailored to be age appropriate for the audience, and the programming can be customized to address the teachers’ classroom goals.

Instructional sheets for follow up classroom activities are provided for teachers.


Great ideas on how children can make their own puppets and theatres!  I love that!   Grade 4 teacher, St James Catholic School


Curriculum Connections:  Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Social Studies.


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Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

A World of Puppetry  is geared to be age and skill appropriate for primary / or junior / or intermediate students.

Maximum Audience size:                 100 people

Length of performance:                   45 minutes to 1 hour, includes Q & A session

Set up time:                                        45 minutes.

Strike time:                                         30 minutes.

* Thus the total time we require in your venue is 2 1/4 hours. *

Performance can be in the gym, the library or a large classroom

Performing area:   Absolute minimum area:  12′ wide, 10′ deep* Please note that this demonstration works best in a darkened venue *

Electricity:  One standard electric outlet.


For further information please contact Puppetmongers

info@puppetmongers.com   416-469-3555

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