Honor Counselor Joyce’s Camp Journal: Puppet Show Comedy Hour

August 14, 2012 at 6:00 am 5 comments

Camp Sunny Patch Honor Counselor

Camp Sunny Patch honor counselor Joyce puts a cool  twist on our  Session 6 activity, Let’s Host a Talent Show!

Hi! I’m Joyce from Childhood Beckons and I’m excited to share my family’s spin on a fantastically fun activity from Camp Sunny Patch. My son is in love with jokes and all things comedic right now, so when I saw Stacy’s talent show activity, I knew just what we’d do. We’d have a puppet show comedy hour!

Puppet Show Comedy Hour
After all, what could be better than sunshine, puppets, and belly laughs? So we gathered all of our puppets and set up our Melissa & Doug puppet theater outside. We laid down a blanket and invited our best stuffed animals to come out and join us in the audience. We also had a few grandparents in attendance.
stuffed animals in audience of puppet show
After a few rehearsals, it was finally showtime. All of his favorite Melissa & Doug puppets made an appearance, and boy were they funny! The jokes and slapstick routines had us chuckling! The entertainer was very proud of his comedy styling and really hammed it up for his fans. 
Pirate Puppet with Melissa & Doug Puppet Theater
“What does the sea say to the pirate?.. Nothing! It just waves!”
“What is a pirate’s favorite letter?.. Lots of people think it’s RRR but he really loves the C!”
Chef puppet
“What do you call three ducks in a box?.. A box of quackers!”
“Why did the boy eat his homework?.. He thought it was a piece of cake!”
construction worker puppet
“Knock, knock. Who’s there? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Knock, knock. Who’s there?.. Oh, are you talking to me?? I’m just hammering in this nail.”

He also did this funny bit where the construction worker puppet is walking along and suddenly falls out of view. You can hear him call out “who put this manhole here?!”

More Ideas:

  • Make it a play date. Invite a friend to come over and join the fun. They can take turns or put on skits together.
  • Make it an all-in-one act. Have your children interact with the puppets instead of telling jokes to the audience. The puppet starts the joke, and your child plays along using different voices. Or you could..
  • Encourage audience participation. Although, you have to be careful of those wise guys that will beat you to the punch line.
Do you need funny material for your puppet show? Please check out my post with 30 kid-tested and kid-approved jokes.

We made lots of fun memories and had an amazing time with our puppet show comedy hour. I can foresee this being a regular event! 

Honor Counselor Joyce from ChildhoodBeckons.comJoyce is the mom behind Childhood Beckons, where she encourages parents to focus on their families and the childhood that beckons them. Her motto is “Childhood is calling my son to play and explore. And childhood is calling me to help him on his journey.” She enjoys discovering creative ways to play and learn and passing along her family’s favorites. You can find Joyce on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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5 Comments Add your own

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  • 2. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas  |  August 15, 2012 at 6:33 am

    oh, those jokes had me cracking up! I will be reading them to my girls. What a fun time. I love that puppet theater – have always wanted one.

  • 3. Stacy of KSW (@steet)  |  August 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Bravo!!! This is wonderful Joyce, great job

  • 4. andiejaye  |  August 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Such a fun idea to let a child put on a puppet show for their stuffed buddies and animals! I love that puppet theater! It would go great in our playroom (with the puppets, of course!). And his jokes are so darling! Thanks for sharing!

  • 5. Rebekah @ The Golden Gleam  |  August 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I bet the show was as fun for Mama as it was for son! I love the shot of the animals in the audience viewing the puppet show. Adorable!


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