KS2 VIDEO: How to make a puppet theatre with Hana Tooke (17mins)

In this video, author of The Unadoptables, Hana Tooke, shows children how to make a puppet theatre using just an old box, some paint and some stiff wire or pencils. Children will also hear Hana read the atmospheric Prologue from the book and find out more about The Unadoptables.

Children will need a cardboard box, paints and pens, glue and stiff wire or sticks to make their puppet theatre

Use this video to support reader development and art lessons and encourage children to think about their favourite stories. Which one would they choose to represent in a puppet theatre? Children will develop their creative skills and can share their story ideas with their peers. This would make a great home learning challenge and you could use the puppet theatres for display or even create puppet shows to share.

These videos were streamed as part of the Puffin Festival of Big Dreams, an online event which celebrated the power of children’s imaginations (and Puffin’s 80th birthday) during lockdown 2020. Thank you for dreaming big!

Introduction with Radzi Chinyanganya

Meet Hana Tooke and The Unadoptables (02:25)

Author Hana Tooke introduces her book The Unadoptables

How to make your own puppet theatre (04:36)

Hana shows children how to make their own puppet theatre, using Alice in Wonderland as inspiration

Storytime (10:00)

Hana reads the Prologue from The Unadoptables