2nd - 12th

Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures


 2nd - 12th

COST: $155

PUPPET: Chinese Hand Puppet

PROGRAM LENGTH: 60 minutes


How to Book

Discount & Cancellation Policies

Educator Resource Guide


Program format and content are adapted based on age group. Puppet building is OPTIONAL for middle and high school students. Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of China, Japan and/or Mali with the aid of a Malian Water Spirit Rod Puppet, Japanese Bunraku Rod Puppet, and Chinese Hand and Shadow Puppets. Teachers choose two of the three countries for the program.Students also view excerpts by master puppeteers from these countries. Students are involved in Q&A as well as hands-on puppet building to make this an interactive, virtual classroom. A great arts and social studies lesson!

Special Activities
  • Call 404.881.5117 or email distancelearning@puppet.org to check for availability.
  • Download the Program Request Form, fill out, and email back to us.
  • We will send confirmation via email. No booking is confirmed until we send confirmation (usually within 24 hours) via email.
Educational Resources

Discount Policy:

  • BULK BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book 9 programs and the 10th is FREE. Applies to Hands-On Curriculum Based Programs ONLY.
  • Bulk booking discounts do not apply to teacher workshops, demos, or live puppet shows/performances.

Cancellation Policy:

  • We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. We do require a reschedule, however.
  • The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice. That includes NO SHOWS.
  • Program topics can be changed up to one week in advance provided the teacher has time to prep the new puppet for the topic change.
  • Foreign language programs require a 2 week cancellation notice. Call with questions.

Educator Resource Guides are available for many of our activities (specifically, school-year Family Performances for grades preK-5) and are designed to enhance student learning before and after a visit to the Center. Guides includes show-specific activities, details about performances and artists, puppetry resources, creative opportunities for extended enrichment, resource lists, and more. Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Elementary Schools: 2nd and 3rd Grades and Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Elementary Schools: 4th-6th Grades