This summer our church has been having a Patch the Pirate Music/Drama club. In the past, we had focused our efforts on VBS, but we decided to try something different this year because our church is out in the country, and we thought if we offered something a little more unique, it might draw in more kids from the surrounding area. The Lord led us to the Patch the Pirate clubs, and it has been a wonderful experience. A lot of work, but a wonderful experience. And, we have had a great group of kids!
I will post more about our club in a future post, but for this entry, I wanted to write about the puppet portion that the Prairie Family kids have been doing. It has been quite a jump from our simple VBS puppet presentations to what we are doing this year! The kids have been performing the Patch the Pirate musical entitled Incrediworld. This has taken a lot of imagination for costuming and covering all of the parts with puppets, but the kids have been very diligent to work on it each day, and the kids who are coming to our club are enjoying the puppet presentations.
Our puppet rehearsals can get pretty silly at times. These are two video clips of the kids rehearsing. The first one is a more “serious” portion of the program where the granny puppet is explaining the Gospel. The second clip features Brock as Behemoth the Dinosaur. Something magical happens to Brock when he puts on that crazy dino puppet. It is quite a sight to see!
Of course, the kids use puppet stages for the actual performances. Brock’s dinosaur has a silly dance that he made up to another song. I am trying to talk him into letting me get a video of that, and if he agrees, I’ll post that in a future entry!