Play Therapy Puppets and Play Therapy Theater Example: Pigtails Puppet Show

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Play Therapy Theater & Play Therapy Puppets Examples

Play Therapy Theater & Play Therapy Puppets Examples

I had a great time creating my play therapy puppets and play therapy puppet theater. I used a foam board for the stage and cut out a window in the front that was covered with a red curtain. I spray painted the theater in a teal green color and decorated it with colorful foam cut into various shapes. I created the puppets with colorful paper bags and decorated them with construction paper, markers, glitter and yarn.
The play therapy puppet story I developed was entitled “Pigtails” and it was an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. Pigtails wore two long pigtails which is how she got her name. Her grandmother became ill and she was sent by her mother to deliver some chicken noodle soup. Along the way Pigtails encountered a cunning Lion that had escaped from the zoo and was in search of food. When pigtails arrived to her grandmother’s house she was met by the Lion disguised as her grandmother. Upon discovery, Pigtails drew the attention of the zookeeper who was searching nearby for the Lion and came to her rescue. Her grandmother was found safely in the closet and the Lion was captured. Pigtails learned a valuable lesson that day- listen to your parents and don’t talk to strangers.
This play therapy activity allowed me to tap into my creative side through the development of the puppet stage and the puppets. It was a lot harder than I had anticipated to decide on a puppet script. I found myself changing the script and even the puppets several times. While performing the puppet show I found it quite challenging to alternate between characters. With only two hands it became difficult to juggle more than two puppets at a time. Overall I really enjoyed this activity. It allowed me to think outside of the box, connect with my inner child and tap into my creative side. I now recognize the broad usage of puppet shows which include character building, discussing difficult topics and handling grief.

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