Spellbound Puppets

East Rand / Ekurhuleni Johannesburg Pretoria / Tshwane Vaal Triangle / Sedibeng West Rand
Mon to Sun (except Sunday afternoons)
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From 3 years - All ages
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Great shows and puppet making workshops for all special occasions

Puppet shows for pre- and primary schools

Book now! Choose a puppet show for your playgroup, class or school. Treat your children to something special. Choose from a list of over fifty educational and entertaining puppet shows.

- Puppet shows and/or puppet making workshops for parties and schools. Choose a puppet show, and then make a sock puppet, a simple butterfly marionette or a figure character puppet.
- Puppetry workshops for educators/learner educators/child and youth care workers.
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Puppet show birthday parties or special events

Birthday Parties (best from age 4): Choose two shows for your party from a list of over thirty shows, or one longer (40 minute) show. Themes include animals, dinosaurs, princess, fairies, mermaid, circus, bugs, transport, nursery rhymes, bears, unicorn and pirates! Traditional puppet fairy tales and folk tales also available. List of shows emailed on request. Have a puppet show for your child’s class party at school.

Puppet making party!: This consists of a puppet show and thereafter each child makes their own sock or character puppet. Send your friends home with a self-made gift that will bring hours of fun. Choose the unicorn show and make a unicorn puppet. Other puppet making party options include: cat or dog puppets; princesses, fairies, pirates or dinosaurs.

For the puppets, the birthday child is the special star. At the end of the second show, there is always a birthday surprise from the puppets. Sensitivity to little ones who may be nervous about puppets! Plenty of participation, drama and excitement.

Puppet shows at pre- and primary schools:

Educational and entertaining shows that encourage creative thinking and problem-solving. Choose from a list of over fifty shows. Themes include: Importance of Trees; The Changing Seasons; Self-image - Me, I'm Special!; Friends and Friendship; Care of the Environment; The Five Senses; Safety; Conflict Resolution; Animal Homes, The Big Five; Farm Animals; Winter Wisdom; Transport; Pets and Pet Care, and many more!

Shows last about forty minutes and often include a song, incorporating the main elements of the show, which the children learn. Song words printed out for use of educators as follow-up and revision. List of shows available on request.

Book a puppet show for your school's special event: Orientation/New Grade One's Party; Valentine's Day; Mothers'/Fathers'/Grandparents' Day; Puppet show at your pyjama event (slippers, teddy-bears, hot chocolate); Parents' evening/AGM/Open Day/Fund-raising Event; Book Week.

Puppetry workshops – schools:

Puppetry workshops for learners

The learners watch a short puppet show, and then make their own bright, colourful puppet. The workshops are carefully structured, and well organized. All materials provided.
Duration: The show is 30 minutes, and the puppet making about one and a quarter hours, but flexible according to your programme.

Puppetry workshops for educators

Incl high schools and colleges; social workers, community workers, child and youth care workers.
Various options are available:
- Puppet demonstration. Deconstructing puppet theatre. A demo of different types of puppets and how to make and use them. How to make a puppet theatre.
- Hands-on puppet-making workshop;
- Puppet-making from recycled materials;
- Achieving educational outcomes through puppets;
- Script-writing for puppets;
- Tailor-made workshop according to your needs.
More details available on request.

Puppet shows for corporate events:

Puppet shows for corporate events; shopping malls; end of year party; family fun day; social responsibility event.

Puppetry training in partnership with NGOs:

Puppetry is a highly effective means of getting important messages across. Consultation and training can be provided in close partnerships with NGOs, developing a programme for your NGO or organisation using puppetry as a tool for education and transformation. Assistance in puppet stage
design and puppet making, as well as scripting.

Spellbound Puppets: Commissions and partnerships

Organisations that have worked in partnership with Spellbound Puppets, or commissioned puppet shows include: Jhb Housing Company, Johannesburg Zoo, Rand Water, Delta Park Environmental Centre, Amnesty International, NICRO (Crime prevention), SANTA (Tuberculosis awareness), WCRP (World Conference on Religion and Peace), Witwatersrand Mental Health and many others.

Lip-sync for mouth puppets; puppet manipulation for film, video, and TV:

Script-writing for puppets

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We had Margaret from Spellbound Puppets do a puppet show for my daughters 5th birthday party. She was incredible, so engaging. The kids were absolutely enthralled and so were the parents. They also got to make their own sock puppets, a real treat! I will definitely be using Margaret for my other daughters party! She is wonderful!

Submitted on Sunday, 4th June 2023 at 04:16:46 PM

Hi Margaret, thanks for the wonderful shows. The kids really enjoyed them! (9th August 2022).

Submitted on Monday, 15th August 2022 at 01:40:07 PM

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