Puppet Playtime featuring Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Lovingly designed for curious minds and busy hands, Puppet Playtime encourages curiosity, imagination and social and emotional wellbeing. Directed by acclaimed puppetry artist Bec Bradley, Puppet Playtime at Ellenbrook Arts will feature Mem Fox's classic Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge brought to life by talented performers, hands on creative learning activities and puppet making.
With help from Telethon Kids Institute, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre have designed Puppet Playtime to help you and your child learn about social and emotional wellbeing through creative play. Through simple activities you can recreate at home, your family can explore and expand on the messages behind Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and foster greater understanding of one another's perspectives.
After a performance and reading of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, you and your child will explore three activities that bring out creativity, play and compassion, as well as produce a beautiful puppet to take home! This session features a special memory sharing activity that can be enjoyed by young and old, so we encourage you to invite a grandparent or older relative to join the fun with your child. At the end, we will all gather back together to share what we've learned and learn some puppetry skills from our Puppet Playtime performers before taking our new puppets out into the world!
Age appropriateness: 3 to 5 years
Accessibility: All children are welcome - accommodations are available for children with autism or sensory differences.