Patchwork Puppet performances, 45 to 60 minutes in length, are planned for
preschool and elementary children and their families. They offer unique opportunities for multicultural learning as the audiences experience art, music, and folk traditions from around the globe. Most recently Carol has added environmental and nature tales to her repertoire, teaching about ecological issues through her programs and workshops.
Learning Fun with the Patchwork Puppets
Summer Reading Programs — For almost thirty years Carol has designed puppet shows to accompany the Summer Reading Programs. She travels throughout the state. Contact Carol for more details.
Kinderpuppen — This new extended creative program for young children ages 4-6 in the Des Moines area offers once-a-week workshops for six weeks at preschools and childcare centers. The hour-long sessions feature puppets, creative drama, storytelling, movement and lots of giggly fun. They could be based on themes such as animals and their habitats, endangered animals, ecology, folk tales or also on topics related to the learning curriculum. Contact Carol for more details.
Teaching with the Arts — As a long advocate of using the arts as teaching tools, Carol can tailor shows and tales to supplement the elementary core curriculum, offering students compelling and lively interactive educational classroom experiences using puppetry and creative drama. Contact Carol for more details.
The current show lineup includes: