Themed puppet shows, Fun puppet building workshops, and silly Zoom classes
All Inclusive, for all ages and stages.
BIG THANKS!!! To all of you who came out to our very first Puppet Art Animation Slam! We had many new faces, new budding Puppeteers contribute to the show and overall a wonderful creative and entertaining night!
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Here at ‘Puppets on the move’ we offer many forms of entertainment; Fun workshops, Black Light Puppet shows, Crankie box story time, table top puppetry, as well as interactive games and live offerings of all sorts of silly things. We are very adaptable and enjoy being creative and trying new things.
We offer programs and workshops for children as well as adults with the intention to draw the players into self awareness, connection to a deeper form of creativity and exposure to culturally rich stories. Life skills are an integral part of our learning. We focus on inclusion, co-operation, personal and social responsibility and creative thinking. Participants in workshops have opportunities to build puppets, create stories and perform for friends and family.
What you can count on by using ‘PUPPETS ON THE MOVE’?
- Fun, Movement, Dance
- Creative Play
- Building Community
- Team Building
- Story Telling
- Bridging the Gap between Old and Young
- Trading Post (for those special days)
Our Signature Puppet Shows
Starting at: $100 for locals An hour includes demos, games and prizes
$300 All inclusive Workshops
$600 Live Black Light Puppet Show
Our puppet shows are a ready-made presentation of approximately 45 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for setup and take down.
We currently have two signature shows to offer:
Aldreama the Magnificent. This is an outdoor or indoor medieval play that incorporates small little stories to lead Aldreama to her magnificence with the power of her audience and friends along the way.
The Last Kootenay Mermaid. This is a black light puppet piece about a young female character who hears from her Ancient Elders, teachers and forest creatures leading her to make a big change for herself and the tribe she lives with. This story is adapted from inspirational stories of our Sinixt and local Kootenay Indigenous cultures.
The Themed Picked Puppet Show. This is part improv and part pre planned by the Booker. Choosing a theme like “Forest” and three well known stories like “Billy’s Goats Gruff” + “The Three Kittens” + Little Red Riding Hood. We invite volunteers to come and puppet main characters along the way with twists, actions and laughter for a most enjoyable and unforgettable experience.
We also design specific themed shows, improv nights, parties, events and school programs. Get in touch to discuss your ideas.
“You are an AMAZING puppeteer. Your characters, voices and synchronization are superb. The black light concept was very interesting.”Parent after seeing “The Last Kootenay Mermaid”
Build a Puppet Workshop
$7 – $33 per Child for Supplies
This is a 30-minute interactive program where you’ll explore a theme, build a puppet, and help act out a story.
Popular choices of puppet making themes:
- Make n bake Glow puppet figurines (will need access to an oven)
- Lively Glow stick/shadow puppets (will need tables and glue)
- Black Light 2D Animation Workshop
- Arm and Rod / Soft Body Puppets and Story Telling
- Toy Theatre Workshop with Fairy and Gnome Sculpting
- Crankie Box Story with Stick Puppets
- Puppet Animation Camp/Community Performance
Get in touch with me to discuss your theme and ideas for your puppet making workshop.
“The kids had a blast at your workshop, and they’re excited about starting another one.”Teacher after booking a Build A Puppet workshop for her class
Starting at: $300
Our intensive workshop uses puppet animation with your friends, fellow students, or fellow comrades in your workforce to build a better team. Puppets are NOT just for children at all!
We use ready-made puppets rather than making our own. I have numerous different stages and theaters to choose from that will help us explore, create & play.
The workshop is typically 60 minutes long and includes:
- Ice Breaker and Animation Games
- Collaboration Stories
- Crankie Box Demo and Play
- Live Performance
Travel along this journey of creativity with me! Get in touch with your questions, theme selections, or ideas for a customized puppet workshop.
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Book your private birthday show or entertainment class for kids!
“THE SUPER SPECIAL SPIN THE WHEEL PUPPET GAME SHOW”
An offering with components to a live game show with prizes and interactive theatre games along with conscious breathing exercises and even sage baths to clear the space and energy. We believe here at ‘POTM’ that it takes mindfulness and virtue to come to a fortunate human life. We incorporate stories and ceremony that reflect this in our work.
We offer a variety of themes, puppets and backdrops depending on your size of room, participants and desired outcome.
All shows can be provided via Zoom at a time that works for you!
“You are so talented, thank you for the show”Parent after hiring us for a birthday party
Why ‘Puppets On the Move’?
Make the best out of your life by investing in ‘Puppets on the Move’. Puppet play will enhance your family, school, AND community. MOVE WITH NIKKI offers you a complete program suited to your needs by making puppets, stories, plays and creating a whole new element of FUN AND SILLINESS. Fabulous memories, building up your team and going into places you might not go without puppets is exactly what will happen!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this just for kids?
Absolutely not! You can use our puppet building workshop for adults, too. It is a great exercise for team building, creative thinking, and connecting with our inner artists. Adults don’t have to build puppets, either. I can bring a selection of ready-made puppets that we can use as part of the story building games.
How many kids/adults can participate?
A typical show or workshop is up to 12 participants. Contact us for larger group requests.