Children learn to make their own puppets in Puppetry Around the World. Puppet making has never been easier! Or they can develop their writing skills in Chickens and Cows and Goats - Oh My!
Lisa is an approved Teaching and Performing Artist for the Iowa Arts Council. Lisa can come to your school as an Artist In Residency, for three days, four days or a whole week. Grant Information
Puppetry Around the World - Elementary school workshops, where stories and songs are from different countries, just like the puppets are. Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales - Preschool and day care workshops, with puppet making and performance simplified for the little ones. Finger, glove, foam ball and sock puppets can be made, along with puppets made from stuffed toys.
Chickens and Goats and Cows, Oh My! - Based on Lisa's two children's books, and with the help of Lily the puppet, the workshop encourages children to try writing stories themselves. Follow-up activities are given to teachers for use in their classrooms.
Suitable for: Ages 4-10, groups of 20 or fewer. Running time: Puppet making, 2-5 days. Writing workshop, 1 day. Set up/pack up time: 45 minutes to set up; 20 minutes to pack up. Includes: Prizes for all children! Technical needs: A few adult helpers. Adaptable: Yes! Contact Lisa to discuss how she can adapt her workshop for your needs. Insured: Yes! A copy of the insurance policy can be provided on request. Downloads:Promotional package (pdf). Questions:Check out the FAQ!
"Lisa Laird is excellent and very flexible as to the message one would want Lisa to illustrate. It is a very special treat the children are sure to learn from and enjoy. The program is always entertaining, educational and memorable."