Puppets and Pre-K | Mommy and Me Monday | 445th ed


I don’t know who this big kid is, but she’s taken over my baby B’s body and I can’t call her that anymore! She’s really turned into a big kid. She speaks full sentences, and is really growing into a fun kiddo.

With her first day of pre-K starting midweek, we scheduled a little fun to wrap up her summer. After meeting her teachers Tuesday, we headed to the Center for Puppetry Arts in downtown Atlanta for a media preview. She saw the Big Bird’s nest and immediately asked for her picture. In fact, she was so eager, that she hopped in with a couple other little chicks and I had to remind her to wait her turn.

center for puppetry arts in big bird's nest

It was then time to head downstairs to create our pre-puppet show crafts. This is the first time they have done this and I really liked that there was something fun for us to do until the show started.

We created Country Mouse and City Mouse puppets which we later used during the show.

country mouse and city mouse at CFPA

Once we created our puppets, it was time to head into the theater for the Center’s Theatre for the Very Young initiative, The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables. We grabbed a quick picture and the show began.

country mouse and city mouse at CFPA

From August 14 to September 23, you can see the show that shares five classic tales in a circus-style show. Geared for ages 2 and up, the performance takes audiences of all ages on a playful carnival ride, complete with a bandwagon of animal friends to keep guests bouncing, clapping and singing along to the catchy tunes throughout the show!

The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables is adapted for the puppet stage by Michael Haverty. It features features body, glove, rod and shadow puppetry styles so the children can see all of the different styles. At the end of the show, they also explain how many of the puppets work.

Aesop s Fables Lion and the Mouse Rod Reilly

After the production, our all-inclusive tickets provided access to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where we could make and decorate our own Happy Hare Tabletop Puppet and perform with it on the classroom stage! We decided to visit the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and asked for our tabletop puppet kit to-go, which made for great after school craft time with B’s big sisters.

In the Museum, we played with puppets, learned about puppets, the history of puppets and more. Both B and I had a great time putting the puppet on stage, too.

museum at CFPA

The next day, it was time for her 1st day of Pre-K. She couldn’t have been more excited to finally go back to school. 

first day of pre-k

I’m glad we had some extra time to spend together just the two of us before she started back to school. But, I’m also glad she’s back to school and we are working on a routine at our house again.

What did you do this week?

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  1. Red loved the puppet stage, too! I hat to take a video to show him his success behind the couch. And that Lion puppet looks pretty awesome!

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