Puppet show for children: script

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Puppet show for children: script
Puppet show for children: script

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Video: Puppet show for children: script
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A puppet show is a theatrical performance in which the physical component is performed by puppets controlled and spoken by puppeteers. This art form has been around for centuries and remains a favorite with children and adults alike.

The importance of puppet shows in the lives of children

children's puppet show
children's puppet show

It is very important to take children to the theater, because it has a great educational value. But many kids are afraid of fairy-tale characters when they are played by human actors on stage. At the same time, they are not afraid of puppet actors, as they are small and look like toys that kids love to play with. Therefore, the best option would be puppet shows for children. The script must be age appropriate for viewers to understand.

Performances with puppets give kids a good mood and a lot of impressions, develop their abilities, educate their emotionality. Children see relationships between characters that show them what they should and shouldn't be. The characters are examples of kindness, love for loved ones and for the Motherland, true friendship, hard work, striving for the fulfillment of dreams …

Puppet shows for children are very instructive. The scenario of the performance performed by the puppets is close to the child. Children are delighted when they see puppet shows. Magic happens before their eyes - dolls come to life, move, dance, talk, cry and laugh, turn into something or someone.


puppet theater performances
puppet theater performances

To write a good, interesting script for children's puppet shows, you need to know for what audience it will be shown: for ordinary children or for a specific audience, where not everything can be shown. In some cases, it may be necessary to demonstrate something specific.

When the theme of the script is determined, you need to choose the main character (he must be positive) and his antagonist, that is, a negative character who will create difficulties for him. The appearance of the dolls should match their characters.

When the characters are defined, you need to think over the plot: what will happen to the characters and where. The puppet show should be instructive and at the same time it should contain humorous details. It is better if the dialogues are not too long. The play should have more action than text. Long dialogues will be tiresome for small viewers. The most important thing is to write an interesting and understandable script.

Story Selection

This needs to be puzzled first of all. It is necessary to choose the plot according to which the script of the puppet show will be written, based on the age of the children who will watch it. Toddlers, for example, 3 years old will find it difficult to perceive whatintended for children 8 years old.

A puppet show for preschoolers will be interesting and understandable if its script is written according to one of such fairy tales as "Gingerbread Man", "Turnip", "Teremok", "Ryaba Hen", "Three Bears" and so on. These stories are familiar to kids from early childhood. It is more appropriate to stage puppet shows for children of primary school age based on such fairy tales as "The Little Humpbacked Horse", "The Adventures of Pinocchio", "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves", "Winnie the Pooh", "Cinderella", "Thumbelina", "Cat in boots", "Mowgli", "Gulliver's Travels", "The Blue Bird" and others. The scripts based on these works are ideal for viewers from 6 to 12 years old. Puppet shows for children should be bright, memorable, so that they evoke as many positive emotions as possible in young viewers and leave a lot of impressions.

puppet show for preschoolers
puppet show for preschoolers

Script composition

Puppet theater performances (just like any other) are built according to the scheme:

  • string;
  • development of action;
  • climax;
  • denouement.

The plot is the very beginning of the whole performance. It is necessary to familiarize the viewer with the characters, with the place of action and with what events the whole story that will be told began.

The development of action is a gradual transition from the beginning to the climax.

The climax is the main moment in the performance, serves as a transition to the denouement. He is the most intense and significant in the plot, the outcome of the play largely depends on him.

Decoupling - stage, onat which the action ends, the results are summed up. This is a kind of result of the previous components of the whole plot.

Masha and the Bear

This article presents an approximate scenario for a puppet show for preschool children. Based on the fairy tale "Masha and the Bear". A children's puppet show based on this Russian folk work will meet all the requirements for a plot. There is a positive main character (Mashenka) and a negative character - the Bear, who creates difficulties for the girl. There are funny and instructive moments in this fairy tale.

puppet shows for children script
puppet shows for children script


The scenario of the puppet show based on the fairy tale "Masha and the Bear" involves the following characters in the performance:

  • Masha;
  • bear;
  • Masha's grandmother;
  • her grandfather;
  • Masha's girlfriend;
  • Doggy.


puppet shows for children
puppet shows for children

The puppet show "Masha and the Bear" begins with the fact that a friend invites Masha to go to the forest for mushrooms.

The scenery depicts a village house where the main character lives with her grandparents. A forest is visible in the distance. Her friend comes up to Mashenka's house with a basket in her hands and knocks on the window.

Girlfriend: Masha, wake up soon, otherwise we will miss all the mushrooms! Stop sleeping, the roosters are already crowing.

At this time, Grandmother's Car looks out of the window.

Grandma: Don't make noise, butthen wake up! I won't let my granddaughter go to the forest, the bear lives there.

Mashenka leaves the house with a basket. Grandmother follows her and tries not to let her go into the forest.

Mashenka: Grandma, let me go to the forest for mushrooms, please!

Girlfriend: We must hurry, otherwise the sun is already high, and it is far to go to the forest. Let's collect boletus, chanterelles and strawberries.

Masha: Let me go, grandma.

Grandfather appears in the window of the house.

Grandfather: Okay, grandma, let Mashenka go into the forest! There hasn't been a bear there for a long time, Fedot shot him.

Grandma: It would be nice. Only here is your Fedot to lie much.

Mashenka: Grandma, well, let me go to the forest for mushrooms and berries!

Grandma: Okay, granddaughter, go, but look, don't get lost and come back before dark.

Mashenka and her girlfriend went to the forest, and grandfather and grandmother went to the house.

Development of action

The puppet show (its action) is transferred to the forest. Mashenka and her friend are gathering mushrooms and berries. As they walk through the forest, they sing a song.

Mashenka (seeing a mushroom, runs ahead): Oh, I found a mushroom.

Girlfriend: Don't run away from me and keep up, otherwise you'll get lost!

Mashenka: And here is another mushroom.

She runs behind the trees and she is no longer visible behind them, only her voice is heard.

Masha: How many mushrooms! Pigs, mushrooms, chanterelles. Oh, and here are the berries. Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries.

A friend finds a mushroom, picks it up and puts it in her basket. After that, he looks around.

Girlfriend:Masha, where are you? Ay! Respond! Come back! Probably lost Mashenka. It's getting dark, it's time for me to go home.

Girlfriend picks a few more mushrooms, then returns to the village.


puppet show script
puppet show script

Masha is walking through the forest with a full basket of mushrooms. She goes to the edge of the bear hut.

Mashenka: My friend, ay! Respond! I'm here! Where are you? But someone's hut, let's ask the one who lives in it to take us home.

She knocks on the door and the bear opens it. He grabs her and drags her to his house.

Bear: Come in, since you came. Stay with me to live! Will you heat the oven for me, put things in order, bake raspberry pies, cook jelly and semolina porridge, otherwise I will eat you.

Mashenka (crying): I can't stay here! My grandparents are waiting for me, crying. Who will cook dinner for them without me?

Bear: I need you more in the household! You will live with me, and you can cook dinners for them here, and I will take them.

The next picture shows a village house, from which Cars grandparents come out, they go to the forest in search of their granddaughter.

Grandma: I told her not to go into the forest, and you: "Go, go." And my heart felt trouble. And where should we look for our granddaughter now?

Grandpa: What about me? You yourself let her go into the forest! Who knew that she would go on a walk before dark…

Grandma: Granddaughter, where are you? Ay! What if the bear ate it? Where are you, Masha?

A bear appears from behind a tree. He goes out to meet his grandmothergrandfather.

Bear: Why are you shouting? You disturb my sleep!

Grandma and grandpa are scared of him and run away.

Bear: That's nice! There is nothing to walk in my forest!

The bear goes to his hut.


puppet show
puppet show

It's morning. The bear comes out of the hut. Mashenka follows him and carries a large box.

Bear: Where are you going? What's in your box?

Mashenka: I baked pies with raspberries and blueberries for my grandparents! They will be happy.

Bear: Do you want to run away from me? Don't fool me! I'm the smartest in the forest! I'll take your pies to them myself.

Mashenka: Okay, take it. Only now I'm afraid that you will eat all the pies on the way. Then I will climb a pine tree and from there I will follow you so that you do not open the box and eat nothing.

Bear: I won't deceive you.

Mashenka: Bring me firewood so I can cook porridge for you while you go to my grandparents.

The bear leaves for firewood. The girl hides in a box at this time. Soon the Bear returns, brings firewood, puts a box on his back and goes to the village, singing a song.

Bear: Oh, I'm tired. I'll sit on a stump and eat a pie!

Mashenka: (leaning out of the box): I sit high, I look far away! Don't sit on a stump and don't eat my pies! Take them to your grandparents.

Bear: What a big-eyed one.

He sighs and moves on.

The forest ends, the bear is already in the village. He goes to Masha's house and knocks. Toa dog runs up to him and pounces. The bear throws the box and runs to his forest. Grandma and grandpa open the box, and Mashenka jumps out. They are glad that their granddaughter has returned, hug her and lead her into the house.

The scenario of the puppet show "Masha and the Bear" is designed for children from 2 to 6 years old.