Puppet Making & Emotional Literacy Building workshops.
Pre-school through college
We have been running these very popular programs in four Connecticut schools for the past four years.
Our goal is encouragement of creativity, creative expression, exploration, and to foster Compassionate Communication skills in a fun and safe environment.
When the students first come in, we sit around the EL. Each student takes a turn walking around the EL, identifying what her/she is feeling and needing. Then the students make their own puppets. At the end of the class, we go back to the EL have the students act out different feelings and needs with their puppets.
The EL is use a tool for conflict resolution during the class.
The following are the words listed on our EL Jr. carpet.
play and fun
to be heard
know I matter