WP Puppet Theatre’s puppetry-based workshops and residencies are offered in-person OR online.
Workshops can be designed to meet your particular needs or situations. Please contact us to discuss.

Also available for community events!
On-demand workshops are available through our Online Shop 

All workshops include:

  • Facilitation or Demonstration of Puppet construction
  • Puppeteer warm up exercises and animation tips
  • All supplies, tools OR if online, a complete supply list.
  • Teacher resources, lesson plans, curriculum links, scaffolding suggestions, pre and post assessment tools.
  • Maximum preferred class size ~ 30 students

A few samples of the workshops we offer:

Emotional Colours - in person workshopsEmotional Colours (A Courage Journey Program*)

  • K-Gr 2
  • Exploring different emotions and how they make you feel.
  • Based on The Color Monster and Zones of Regulation.


Caterpillar Shape Puppet

  • Grade 2
  • Anchor Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Curriculum Connections: Science, ELA, Math


Jumping People Puppets DIYJumping People Puppet

  • Grade 1-3
  • Anchor Book: What is my Superpower? or The Snowy Day
  • Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, ELA, Math, Science


Clothespin Face Puppet

  • Grade 1-3
  • Anchor Book: Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Lost tooth stories from around the world
  • Curriculum connections: Math, Social Studies, ELA


Diverse World - in person workshopsDiverse World (A Courage Journey Program*)

  • Grade 3-4
  • Expressing global communities and cultural/ societal diversity.



When stuff is shadowy - in person workshopsWhen Stuff is Shadowy (A Courage Journey Program*)

  • Grade 3-4
  • When we’re angry and unsure about how to appropriately express ourselves and when things aren’t clear, stuff is shadowy.
  • Check out our On Demand course “Playing with Shadows” as an alternative.


Paper Puppets

  • Grade 4
  • Anchor Book: Jillian Jigs
  • Curriculum connections: Math, ELA


Paper Plate Ogre Puppet

  • Grade 3
  • Anchor Book: When the Angry Ogre Visits
  • Curriculum Connections: Math, Health & Wellness, ELA


Dualities in Self Awareness - Puppet Workshops

Dualities in Self Awareness (A Courage Journey Program*)

  • Grade 5-6
  • Exploring the dualities or multiple facets of who you are


Puppet Workshops

Self Portrait Puppet

  • Grade 5
  • Anchor Book: The Day you Begin by J. Woodson
  • Curriculum Connections: ELA, Math


Puppet WorkshopsObject Puppet

  • Grade 6
  • Anchor Book: Legends of Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Curriculum Connections: ELA – symbol, metaphor, personification


Puppet WorkshopsSimple Four String Marionette

  • Grade 5-6
  • Curriculum Connections: Math, ELA,



*Courage Journey Programs

WP Puppet Theatre Courage Journey in rainbow text. Says below: Connection Community, WellnessUse the power of puppetry to promote awareness and discussion of mental health and wellness. These workshops support social – emotional learning in diverse groups of students as well as help to develop community, foster resiliency and gain a voice for participant’s stories


“This workshop was very engaging for our students. It had a great balance of hands-on work time and time to interact with each other. Connecting puppetry to our Social Studies programming was a great way to connect with abstract ideas. We LOVED it!”

WP Puppet Festival, Calgary, Highland Park, 2022

Puppetry is an umbrella for literary, visual and dramatic art forms. A workshop can be a scaffold to further learning and support development of the following competencies:

  • Critical thinking,
  • Problem solving,
  • Managing information,
  • Creativity and innovation,
  • Communication,
  • Collaboration,
  • Cultural and global citizenship,
  • Personal growth and well-being


Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.