Puppets in Education Programs

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Presentations for the 2021-2022 School Year

Give your students the opportunity to engage with the puppets! For the 2021-2022 we will work with your school to safely bring our essential puppet presentations and workshops, either in-person or through our new virtual programs. 

Virtual Program Availability for 2021-2022:

Anxiety/Worry for Grades K-4

It includes a live intro with a puppet and a person, a professionally filmed skit, and a live Q&A with a puppet at the end. In the program we normalize Worry and provide tips and tools for when it is feeling too big. For more information, click here

Anxiety/Stress Workshop for Grades 5-8

The Zoom presentation will address and normalize stress and worry. Students will learn how the brain and body process stress, how to know when it is becoming a problem, and tools for managing stress when it feels overwhelming. It gives a safe and open platform for discussion and problem solving for anxiety. We aim to create a positive environment for the learning community to support each other and augment the mental health work that schools are already doing. For more information, click here

Kindness (adapted Bullying Prevention) for Grades K-4

It includes a live intro with a puppet and a person, a professionally filmed skit, and a live Q&A with a puppet at the end. Students will learn: strategies to use if someone is unkind,
either online or in-person; identifying a grown-up to talk to; 9 Kindness tips; how to be a caring bystander and tips for taking care of their mental health. For more information, click here

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year programs has started. Please contact karen.sharpwolf@vtfn.org to receive information about the 2021-2022 programs.

Program list for in-person presentations

Grades PK-2 Puppet Programs

During the pandemic we are not presenting these three topics for in-person learning: Autism, Blindness and Cultural Diversity.

Pre-K & K: choose one topic, 30-minute show
Grades 1 & 2: choose two topics (unless otherwise noted), 50-minute show, 80 students maximum

To learn more about a program, please click the link to see our informational pdf.

Grades 3-4 Puppet Programs

During the pandemic we are not presenting these three topics for in-person learning: Autism, Blindness and Cultural Diversity.

Choose two topics unless otherwise noted, 60 minutes, 80 students maximum

To learn more about a program, please click the link to see our informational pdf.

Grades 5-8 Workshops

Choose one topic, 60 minutes, 60 students maximum. May include a 10-minute puppet introduction if desired.

To learn more about a program, please click the link to see our informational pdf.

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