Regardless of your age, odds are there have been one – or more – puppets in your life. Puppets go back for centuries (literally), we believe because they are so much fun! The fact is, puppet fun comes with a host of benefits for children of all ages, giving them a delightful way to explore the world from the less scary place behind the curtain. Talking through a puppet can make sharing feel safer, enhance language skills, and encourage compassion as children experience role-play with different perspectives. 

Give your child the gift of puppet fun and a world of benefits in this one-day workshop. With the guidance of instructor Raz, your child will sew a simple cloth puppet and perform with their puppet in the Earthroots Big Oak Canyon puppetshow. 

Limited only by their imagination, all materials will be provided to complete a one-stringed puppet. Their puppet will continue to come alive with oral and written suggestions from Raz on how to add facial features and clothes once home. 

Parents of participants, be sure to return to Big Oak with a picnic and blankets to enjoy lunch while watching the premiere of Earthroots Big Oak Canyon puppet show, directed by instructor Angela. The curtain will go up at 12 noon. Don’t be late! 

Earthroots will provide:

  • Pre-cut fabric pieces for two arms, two legs, a head and one body.
  • Wool stuffing
  • String
  • Buttons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Hand control sticks
  • Colored embroidery floss for eyes, nose and mouth
  • Written Instructions
  • Paper/pen to write down skit wanting to be performed.

Participant will provide:

  • Lunch
  • Water in a reusable container

*Note: Puppet clothes not included. However, we will have a demonstration in the workshop on how to make them at home.

When: Wednesday, July 27th
9am – 1 pm

Where: Big Oak Canyon

Who: Ages 5-14
*Participants may be dropped off

Price: $75 per person, 12 participants max

For questions, contact [email protected]


Registration deadline: One week prior to class date
All workshops require minimum participant enrollment to run. Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled.


Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.

It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships is 30 days prior to the start of class.