ALL NEW SHOW! This adaptation has never toured before and will be touring in French and English.
ALL NEW STYLE! A Little Mermaid features shadow puppets and cranky theatre. This gives us lots of art lessons to share with you!
In this our 17th year performing puppet shows for all ages we introduce you to shadow puppets using overhead projectors, and a cranky theatre! – book your show today!
Length: 45 minutes
Languages: Primarily non-verbal, English/French (want to translate to another language? Contact us!)
Themes: Environmentalism, Grit, Growth Mentality, Literacy
Add Ons: 20 minute kindergarten/Pre-K show
Related Activities: Cranky Theatre, Shadow Puppets, Storytelling
See the 2018/2019 Brochure Here
Check out these great related crafts!
Grade 1: Red Ted Art makes shadow puppet fish and stage/theatre
Grade 2: Here’s a light up story box you could make to match any theme your class is working on.
Grade 3: Fee McFaddell has some great free characters to colour, cut out and assemble. This type of character with brads (or rivets or string) at the joint are traditionally used in shadow puppetry. They would be created out of hide and treated with oil to make them translucent.
Grade 4: Sweet Paul shows us that our families can be character inspiration for our puppets! These would be great take home gifts for the holidays.
Grade 5: This article by Lia Griffith is all about making stationary scenes with paper cut outs. She uses a cricut and a glass cover. We recommend letting the kids cut out their scenes with scissors and using a clear 2 liter pop bottle for the cover.
Grade 6: Make your own traditional cranky theatre! This DIY instruction creates a scrolling story with cardboard and dowels. Each story is drawn out on one long scroll – great for a group of students to create together.
Here’s a clip from a previous puppet show!