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by CATHY BROWN No:247 22 10 2021
Hello Everyone,
Let's have some fun with some SPOOkTacular SHADOW PUPPeTS. I have been enjoying this session with the kiddos immensely. So you might like to have fun with it as well.

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Really Scary StoryHALLOWEEN SHADOW PUPPETS 🎃🦇👻🧛‍♀️
CREATE aHalloween Shadow Puppet play. Video your play. Use sound effects,onomatopoeia, (these can be audio effects in your editing program, orsound effects, you make yourself) music and video clip filters, tocreate your video.

Things you will need:-
- Torch, lamp light source.
- Shadow puppets pdf(or you may
like to make your own)
- Straws, sticks for shadow puppets.
- Story – A Really Really Scary Story or use the template in the .pdf to write your own scary story.

Shadow puppet theatre
This time we will use a light source(single LED torch), a white wall or light colour wall, and project the images onto the wall.
Or you can use the puppet theatre you made last time.

1. WATCH the Video A Really Really Scary Story

2. READ A Really Really Scary Story, you can write your own really scary storyif you would like. Use the template and WhatYouFindinaScaryStory.pdf

3. CUT OUT the characters and sticky tape them to straws, (or something similar)from the template. Or draw your own characters and cut them out.

4. SETUP your theatre. Follow the directions in the video. Or use the puppet theatre from last time.

5. SET up your camera position, so you see the shadows but not the shadow puppets.

6. PRACTICE your show. Write your dialogue, or you may wish to read the script andperform the actions. Practice with your puppets on the wall.

7. GATHER an audience and …..ACTION! Make sure that it’s comfortable and fun.TURN off all of the lights turn on the spotlight/torch, and be preparedfor lots of laughs along the way. The hearty applause that follows willshow that you’ve done a super job with your shadow puppet show.

8. FILM your story. Make sure you use landscape, make sure you use a loud clear voice.

9. UPLOAD your video to your google classroom. Just drag and drop from your desktop.

Don’t strike the set till you have checked the rushes.
Hold your shadow puppets flat against the screen, they are 2D( 2 dimensional).
QC (quality control) your video to make sure your effects are not too loud, and your voice can be heard.


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Check out some of the STEM Tutorial Playlist videos on the Virtual Teacher Youtube Channel. these have been AMAZING during LOCKDOWN. Work can be set with Casual staff using them and also done at home by thw whole family.
Lately we have been loving doing KAHOOTS! Setting the challanges so kiddos can work on them at home. And also using them as part of a zoom meeting. Start with the FREE version so you can get the feel of it. Here's my HOWTO Video on how to make a KAHOOT!. Simple easy and straight to the point. You will need to setup an account first.
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