Puppets are best used with preschool age children but younger grade school students may also profit from the use of puppets. Even teens and adults will sometimes enjoy watching a well done puppet production, writing a script, or developing a puppet show to present to younger classes.
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- 20 Ways to Use a Puppet
- Creating Dynamic Puppet Scripts
- It's Not About the Puppets
- Puppet Manipulation
- Puppets: Determine Your Purpose for Using
- Puppets: How to Operate
- Puppet Manipulation Basics by Todd Liebenow at the NWCEC, Northwest Christian Education Conference 2008 (on CD and MP3)
- Easy-to-Make Puppets & How to Use Them by Fran Rottman
- How to Make Puppets With Children by Evan Moor
- Praise God with Puppets by Anita Reith Stohs
- Puppet Mania by John E. Kennedy (Not written specifically for the church but has good info)
- The Official Puppet Ministry Survival Guide by Susan Parsons
Group Training Events, Outside:
- Creative Ministry Festivals - "workshops for a variety of creative ministry topics including puppetry, ventriloquism, ballooning, gospel illusion, music, human video, sticks, hand mime, leadership, children's ministry, and more"
- Using Puppets in the Classroom by Ministry Tools Resource Center
In this three page document, teachers will get some tips on how to effectively use puppets in the classroom by having a purpose, using them in a variety of ways, and more.
- Book: Instant Puppet Skits: 20 Stories From People Who Met Jesus by John Cutshall, Mikal Keefer
- Book: Instant Puppet Skits: Big Hairy Issues Kids Face by Larry Shallenberger
- Book: Just Add Puppets by Group Publishing
- Book: Make Your Own Puppets & Puppet Theaters by Carolyn Carreiro
- Book: Puppet Scripts for Preschool Worship (Ages 3-K) by Standard Publishing
- Puppets: Puppets at PuppetHut.com
- Puppet Displays/Stands: Puppet Displays & Stands at PuppetHut.com
- Puppet Scripts: Puppet Scripts
- Puppet Theaters: Puppets & Puppet Theaters at S&S Worldwide
- Puppet Theaters: Puppet Theaters at PuppetHut.com
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