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Puppets in Paper

January 3 - April 5, 2022

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FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming January 3-April 5, 2022
Grades preK-3

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.

By Mermaid Theatre (Canada)

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES preK-3

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(on-demand video series)

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s innovative performance-based emotional learning series Puppets in Paper takes you and “Pip,” a paper bag puppet, through colorful worlds and emotional experiences. 

This production is a series of 21 bite-sized videos that you can play at your own pace. Half of the videos show the puppet Pip as they explore their different emotions, and the other half invites children to play along with their very own Pip to further explore each featured emotion.

Pip was created to be gender neutral and all performances are non-verbal, supported by soft coloring for children on the spectrum. 

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INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

The Puppets in Paper virtual field trip consists of 21 bite-sized videos for you to watch with your students:

  • 1 introductory video that introduces Pip and teaches children how to make their own simple Pip puppet 
  • 10 main episodes (approximately 5-7 minutes each), in which Pip explores emotions including pride, sad, joy, shy, compassion, fear, boredom, anger, calm and curious
  • 10 “mini-workshop” videos (approximately 3 minutes each) in which the puppeteer will demonstrate the movements used to help Pip show the featured emotion and invite students to show the emotion with their own Pip puppet

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning, Literacy, Theater

BENEFITS OF PUPPET PLAY

Puppet play engages and entertains children while supporting important and key developmental phases. Children are able to have fun while developing:

  • Stronger language and listening skills
  • A greater understanding of complex relationships
  • Improved memory/recall skills
  • Increased fine motor skills
  • Increased problem-solving skills
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Creative play in a risk-free environment
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many times can I view it? 
Once you gain access, as many times as you wish!

When can my students view it? 
January 3-April 5, 2022

Can I preview the videos? What is it like? 
You can preview the introductory video to the series now. In it, you will learn about Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and the character of Pip. You will also be able to preview the instructions for students to make their own Pip puppets.

The remaining videos are not available until the full series access begins in January.

Do you have any supplemental material to accompany the show?
Yes – we will send you additional materials to set context and help your students reflect on the virtual field trip experience.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

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Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming January 3-April 5, 2022
Grades preK-3

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.
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