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|Puppets in your Program
is the advantage to using puppets in my program?
Puppets are a great way to introduce stories to children because the characters
can be very "animated" and can possess capabilities that human actors
can't. Puppets are very versatile. Also, puppets seem to relate to
children on "their" level, and can be entertaining as well as
Using puppets instead of actors can also make your program
easier, since scripts can be taped to the puppet stage and actors can read
the skit instead of having to memorize lengthy lines. It is
often easier to recruit puppeteers instead of "on-stage" actors for
Puppeteers can also be more flexible, since anyone can fill
in when needed, due to sickness or other necessary absence. Using puppets also
allows people who might be more hesitant to appear in front of an audience, the
opportunity to hide behind a man-made stage.
What if I don't want to use puppets in my program?
If using puppets does not fit within your
program, you can still
use our children's curriculum since the puppets are not necessary in order to teach the
lesson. The puppet skits in our material are used as an
introduction to the lesson being taught that day--they do not actually teach
the material being covered, so the lessons and activities used with our
curriculum can be taught with or without the puppets. The
only exception to this may be the "Time to Believe" VBS
curriculum, since the puppets are used to tell the entire Bible story.
However, real people could be used in place of puppets.
Can I use real people instead of puppets?
stand in for a puppet as long as he or she can read!
I don't have time to do all the activities listed in your material each
children's material is very flexible so you can choose the
activities that best suit your individual program. The
lengths of the children's church curriculum series may vary,
but in general it is written for either 4, 6, or 8 week time frames.
long does each "day" of the material last?
Depending on how you choose to
use it, each week's material can last anywhere from 30- 60 minutes. You
can mix and match from week to week; it all depends on what you're looking
for and what you want to accomplish with your children's program.
many copies of the material can I make after I receive it?
Once you buy the material you are free to make as many copies as you
need. However, please only distribute the copies within your own group
or organization. You have permission to copy the material for your own
needs, but you may not sell or give it away to anyone else.
|Can I change or edit
the material without getting into copyright issues?
If you'd like to
change or edit the material feel free to do so, however, please retain the information listed at the
bottom of each page, including my name and website. If you do change
large portions of the material's content, include something like "Based on an
original material by Rayeann Longwell, from www.skitsandstuff.com"
or "based on an idea from Rayeann Longwell at www.skitsandstuff.com,"
at the bottom of your page. You may not sell
the changed material without violating copyright laws.
possible to get a refund on Children's material?
children's material has not yet been mailed, you can receive a full
refund. If the material has already
been mailed, once you receive it, you have 30 days to return the entire
curriculum for a refund, minus a $15 handling fee.
not refund money until we have received the returned material.