If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to start your own shadow puppet theatre and stage “The Fox and the Crane” and “The Hare and the Tortoise”. Open the sets, attach the sticks provided, and let the story unravel on the walls of your very own playroom. Add a cardboard box with a parchment paper screen stretched across an opening to make a theatre, and you can stage spectacular performances for friends and family!
Shadow puppetry is beneficial for children of various ages, encouraging development of:
- literacy & memory
- imagination & creativity
- storytelling, oration & recitation
Most importantly, playing with puppets while telling your favourite stories is great fun for parents and grandparents who want to connect with their children in a creative way. Let the playful shadows frolic across the walls and bring the magic of ancient theatre into your playroom!
This set is based on the fables “The Fox and the Crane” and “The Hare and the Tortoise” and includes eight silhouettes: a hare, a tortoise, a fox, a crane, two plates, and two long-necked vessels.
Recommended age: 0+ if watching; 3+ if handling
Dimensions: characters – 4-6” H; sticks – 10” L
Material: 90 lb card stock
Origin: made in Canada