The shadow puppets include the silhouettes of a barn, a farmer man, a farmer woman, a little girl, a cow, a sheep, a donkey, a pig, a rooster, a hen, a dog, a cat, a mouse, and a cheese. Children can make their own stories with these puppets or stage one of popular children’s songs, such as Old MacDonald Had a Farm or Farmer in the Dell. Print and cut the shadow puppets, attach the sticks, and let the story unravel on the walls of your very own playroom. Make a simple cardboard puppet 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!