Kindness & Anti Bullying Puppet Show

This puppet show incorporates themes of kindness, friendship, working together, emotions and anti bullying. There are so many different types of people from different backgrounds. Everyone deserves to be treated kindly. Everyone deserves friends. We explore different feelings, and how we can show empathy towards others. We also talk about self love - being happy with our own looks, talents, personalities and quirks.

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The Larrikin Puppets kindness and anti bullying puppet show is ideal for children in childcare centres, kindergartens, and early primary school classes (Prep, Grades 1 and 2).

In addition to the short skits, songs and games themed around kindness, anti bullying, friendship and acceptance of different types of people, there is a story time segment in which our wonderful storyteller Elissa is joined by puppet character Frazzamatazz for the reading of a book by one of three Australian children’s authors that we’re working with – Hazel Edwards OAM, Susanne Gervay OAM, Glenn Martin and Caroline Stills.

At Larrikin Puppets we believe all children deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. We believe that all children deserve to have friends. Nobody should feel alone or left out.

In our puppet show we explore different feelings and emotions, how we express them, how we can help each other deal with them, and how we ourselves can best deal with them. We talk about showing empathy towards our friends rather than making fun of them or bullying them.

We also talk about self love – being happy with who we are. Happy with our own looks, talents, personalities and quirks. It’s important to note that self esteem is not to be confused with arrogance or narcissism.

Costs:
Childcare Centres, Kindergartens: $450

Schools:
1-100 students – $450 (i.e. $4.50/student).
101-300 students – $550 (i.e. $1.83/student).
301-600 students – $650 (i.e. $1.08/student).
601 students and over – $750 (i.e. 75c/student).

Two presenters: Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.

Cost Covers:
– 30 minute interactive puppet show.
– 5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
– 5-10 minute Meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the puppets after the show.
– Two performers.
– Time allowance for travel to and from venue.
– Load in, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.
– Quality characters.
– Quality puppetry.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. The remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.

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Brett’s Working With Children Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have Public Liability Insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance. 

We have performed and trained professionally in the USA with Jim Henson puppeteers from Sesame Street and The Muppets.

For Australian television we performed the puppetry in the “Best Friends Forever” music video for Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show (on ABC Kids) and worked on a TV pilot in Sydney for a puppet cooking show starring Chef Jason Roberts (Studio Ten / Ready, Steady Cook). Previous television appearances have included Totally Wild (Network Ten) and The Bureau of Magical Things (Network Ten/Jonathan M. Shiff Productions).   

Please consider the Larrikin Puppets Kindness and Anti Bullying Puppet Show for a colourful, fun and interactive presentation of puppetry and messages about being kind, helpful, friendly and accepting of each other – for audiences 7 and under, and their teachers.