7. Make lines short and
8. Use lots of
back-and-forth dialogue between characters.
9. Plan entrances and exits
so children are not climbing all over each other.
10. Use simple scenery, if
a. Makes play more
b. Helps set time and place
of the story.
c. Keep it simple. Elaborate
scenery may detract from the puppets.
d. Make miniature sketch
e. Solid color background is
f. Scenery pieces can be cut
out and attached to background.
g. Items such as trees,
bushes, fences, houses, chairs can be cut from cardboard, attached
to a rod and held in place by a child.
11. Music is effective,
particularly to open and close a short play or story.