Every spring, my colleagues and I visit the local schools to encourage kids to come to the public library over the summer. Our theme this year is "Dream Big!" so I put together a shadow puppet play for my school visits. See if you can guess what the story is...
I have a great little shadow puppet theater that I got from Hearthsong quite a few years ago. I used it a ton as a school librarian, but for whatever reason, it sees less action now that I'm at a public library.
This clip lamp works really well... and it's easy to carry around!
Wait! What's happening? It's almost like a jungle is growing in that bedroom...
Backstage, you can see how the jungle pieces just clip right on to the top of the theater.
They even cover up the window, making the puppeteer's job a little bit easier (one less thing to take off and put back up later).
And an ocean tumbled by...
with a private boat for Max.
Rumpus rumpus rumpus
Max, I hope you're hungry, because believe it or not, your dinner is still hot. The end.