Do you have Easter performances, children’s talks or assemblies coming up and are searching for a new way to tell the Easter story, but in a fresh and creative way?
Children learn so much better when the message is brought to life with a story, visual aid and with something to take home to help make it stick! Join Peter the Palm Tree as he shares his eyewitness account of what really happened that first Easter. Starting with Palm Sunday (having survived with only minor loss of some limbs) he follows the crowd, blending into the background, watching as the events through Holy Week unfurl from the triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to Jesus being nailed on the cross and being buried in the tomb. Was that really the end or could there be more to it than that?
Use him for your Palm Sunday service or have him appear in all your Easter services, each time bringing another element to life as he brings another object out of his trunk for the children and adults to explore the truth and significance of the events that make up Holy Week. You too can share the amazing Easter story in a memorable new way in your Sunday School groups, kids church, school assemblies, All-Age services or Easter celebration events!
The presentation works from Palm Sunday through to Easter Monday with each prop hidden in a velvet bag in the top trunk of the puppet, these are then drawn out and given to the children to open when the next part of the story is reached.
Peter Palm Tree Puppet measures approx. 45cm tall (55cm including his leaves) and features high quality fleece covered foam with tall green palm leaves which can be bent into position and for easy storage. Includes a gripped Creative Production, easy to use, mouth plate and long black sleeve from the back of the puppet to hide the puppeteer’s arm. Mini chocolate eggs are individually wrapped in gold foil and are available in quantities of 25, 50, 75 or 150. Also included are precut handout sheets for each egg with a summary of the message. Additional eggs can be purchased separately through related products below.
The script included is written in two formats:
1) Whispering Technique (only one person needed)
This script has your spoken lines and the puppet’s actions, so can be performed by one person with the puppet on their arm without the need for a puppet theatre. Ideal for when using with smaller groups.
2) Two Characters (two people needed)
This script has two separate spoken parts designed for one person to operate Peter the Palm Tree within the puppet theatre and another person out front interacting with him. May also be used with two puppets behind the puppet stage.
Also included is a summary of the message for a quicker presentation if needed. The exact colour tones may differ slightly to those shown on screen, props are not shown to scale with each other. Reset the objects in the bags and the routine can be used over and over again! Available exclusively from One Way UK.