How Can I Make it Easier to Plan Programs?

When it comes to planning a program for your puppet team, it is important to know how much time you have, what plays you have, what plays you’ve done, how long each play is, and where they are located. When all our plays were on cassette, I used to get the tapes out and look […]

The Value of A Practice Agenda

Over the years, I’ve conducted many puppet practices and have discovered the value of planning ahead. For some reason, even though I know it, I don’t always follow through. Case in point…I recently began a new puppet team with four sixth and seventh graders. These kids have a passion for puppets and are excited about […]

Program Length—Over Planning – Part 2

The last post I talked about programs where you are given a specific time to fill. But, there are some times when you’ll get an open ended time frame. Some examples are children’s church programs, a children’s program during a mission’s conference or some other type of conference, or a children’s program while some other […]

Program Length—Over Planning – Part 1

Most often when you book a puppet program, you’ll be given a specific length of time to minister. It may be 10-15 minutes, 40 minutes, or some other set number. For those types of programs, it is simple to determine how to fill the time. If you’ve got 10 minutes, you can present a 3 […]