Classroom Activities

Check out these activities related to our production of A Little Mermaid.  We also have a  Pinterest page!

Check out these great related crafts!  
Grade 1: Red Ted Art makes shadow puppet fish and stage/theatre
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Grade 2:  Here’s a light up story box you could make to match any theme your class is working on.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bonus: this circus shadow show is adorable.  And slightly more stable as its made of wood.
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And This is where we started researching to create our cranky!
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