THE PAPER ESCAPER
2022 CLASSROOM RESOURCES
- A PowerPoint with discussion and reflection questions
- 3 printable making and drawing worksheets
- 3 step-by-step videos showing how to make a recycled paper puppet and bring it to life
- 3 video interviews with The Paper Escaper puppeteers
CLASSROOM DISCUSSION POWERPOINT
Suggested for Years K – 6
Suggested for Years K – 6
- All: A4 or A3 printouts, coloured pencils, textas or crayons
- For Karta Making Task: coloured scrap paper, small craft bits and pieces
DRAWING ACTIVITY: BENNY’S PROSTHESIS
In this worksheet, students design their own prosthesis or gadget for Benny to use, inspired by the wheel and the claw from The Paper Escaper. This activity can include a class brainstorm to think of ideas for a useful prosthesis.
MAKING ACTIVITY: KARTA
This worksheet guides students to explore different methods of drawing, colouring and collage to create their own colourful Benny and Karta art masterpiece in 2D and 3D forms.
DRAWING ACTIVITY: MY FAVOURITE PART
In this activity, students can remember (or even imagine!) their favourite scene from The Paper Escaper. Using coloured pencils and textas, they can draw their favourite moment and describe it.
GUIDED MAKING VIDEOS
Suggested for Years Prep – 6
- Scrap paper, particularly thin paper like newspaper or tissue paper (at least 2 sheets per student)
- Masking tape or sticky tape
- Optional extras: coloured textas, pipe cleaners, coloured scrap paper, googly eyes…
MAKING A PUPPET
Scout guides you to make a simple puppet from recycled paper and sticky tape.
MAKING OTHER CREATURES
Make some friends for your puppet person, like an easy octopus!
BRING YOUR PUPPETS TO LIFE
Learn the three rules of puppetry that will help bring your puppets to life.
THE PAPER PLAYERS
Suggested for Years 3 – 6
PUPPETEER INTERVIEW: GRETA
PUPPETEER INTERVIEW: NOAH
PUPPETEER INTERVIEW: SCOUT
CURRICULUM: BIG IDEAS & UNDERSTANDING
- Understanding, appreciating, analysing and creating literary texts
- Students learn from considering their own and others’ perspectives and points of view
- Stories told through performance have similar features as written stories including characters, settings and plot development
- We can learn about the arts through the arts
- Learners connect to others when communicating ideas
- The arts can involve play, inquiry and imagination and are informed by sense and perception
- Students learn from both making and responding
- In performance the elements of drama and production elements are used to communicate meaning