Becky Becker is a puppeteer who has been entertaining audiences in the Lowcountry since 1980. Helping children discover the joy of reading and weaving magical tales that come to life before your eyes is a trademark of Becky and her puppets. She believes that one can connect the mind, heart and body through puppets. Her programs are designed to help children build understanding of concepts while working in a playful safe space.
Creating a puppet involves deliberate and thoughtful planning. Scale, dimension, texture, color, materials, and movement are considered. We start with a story, theme or subject. The ultimate goal is to create a puppet that through movement and voice will dramatize or impart information on a said particular story, theme or subject. Students use simple materials to create a puppet of their choice, which will be used to dramatize stories created by teams of students.
Becky works with students in CD-2nd Grades
Creative dramatics at play! Imagination and play acting are the key to unlocking some of the world’s mysteries which help children navigate their world and understand it better. A week filled with puppets, stories, music, and movement spells success as your shining stars explore your particular theme. Past themes have included fairy tales, weather, insects, farm animals, harvest time with pumpkins, apples, and scarecrows. Have a different theme? I’m happy to brainstorm an experience customized just for your students! Each child participates daily as both audience member and performing puppeteer. Each day will feature a new puppet character and a “mini show” by Miss Becky.