When I teach puppetry, I love to show a Creature Shop Episode. It outlines the design process and focuses on probleming solving. My students love to see behind the scenes of a puppeteer, too. This is my handout that follows along with the episodes. It's great to use during your design unit for 6th grade-12th grade, a sub plan, or emergency lesson plans on testing or assembly days.
FIND CREATURE SHOP SEASON HERE ON AMAZON
**CREATURE SHOP LESSON PLAN**
Students will be able to describe and critique the process of making a puppet.
Given the video guide, students will be able to describe and critique the process
of making a puppet.
PRE VIDEO QUESTIONS:
How long do you think it takes a to build a puppet for a movie?
What movies might use puppets?
How much do you think puppeteer make?
What are some things the puppeteer need to know?
Who works with a puppeteer?
WARM UP: What the audience etiquette expectations for watching a video?
Audience members are always silent, still and supportive.
The questions are in order of the episode, so make sure you are watching the whole time!