Wendy Passmore-Godfrey raises her fingers

Puppet theatre entertains while sparking creative spirit

It was a full house in both Big Valley and Donalda on Wednesday, Jan. 24 as Edmonton's WP Puppet Theatre came to play.

It was a full house in both Big Valley and Donalda on Wednesday, Jan. 24 as Edmonton’s WP Puppet Theatre came to play.

The two engaging shows, held in Big Valley in the morning and Donalda in the afternoon, brought both smiles and laughter to both children and adults.

The day included the puppet show, performed by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, the “W” in WP Puppet Theatre, puppet crafts, singing and play, and snacks.

The event was hosted by Stettler Adult Learning, Family Literacy and the Stettler Early Childhood Coalition.

Passmore-Godfrey started out her show by assembling a tiger puppet in full sight of the kids, calling on them to help her figure out how to put the ferocious stripped kitty back together. Then, she went into stories, including one about a toad with bunny ears — and how he got them.

After the show, Passmore-Godfrey, parents and staff from the hosting organizations helped kids make their own puppets to take home, encouraging the children, aged to six, to explore their imagination.

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