We recently purchased some beautiful wooden branch blocks and a beautiful stacking archway. The boys have used them for so many things – building racing tracks, knights’ arenas, fairy houses and seeing who could balance the most. The picture below is one of the most elaborate attempts.
The blocks also became a stage, with some logs at the front for seating the audience which included their toy bunnies! The puppet theatre is a big favourite at home and this was a lovely extension of that.
The boys built this whilst we were staying with some friends in Austin and so they didn’t have their normal array of puppets or puppet making resources to hand. However S instigated using paper, pens, scissors, tape and some drinking straws to create a set of characters which included a rabbit, a horse, a knight and a squire. A followed suit with a puppet of his own.
Then they took their positions and told tales and adventures using the puppets, entertaining their bunnies.
I wonder what we’ll build a stage from next?