Attention Puppet Enthusiasts and Readers of Dragon Talks!


dragon-talksLet your children develop important learning skills and use their imagination!

Rev. Dr. James Lepard, an ordained minister for over 20 years, has written two Dragon Talks books – one for Year A and one for Year C – based on the Revised Common Lectionary. These puppet scripts are designed for use during “children’s time” in worship, as part of a Sunday or midweek Christian education program, or as part of any puppet performance.  

 Each script is written for two readers: “Robbie” and one other person. Making puppets together is a fun activity with your own children, as well as a leader activity at a church.

If you would like to create your own puppet, here is an easy step-by-step guide to help you make a dragon sock puppet:

http://www.canadianliving.com/home-and-garden/diy-and-crafts/article/learn-how-to-make-a-dragon-sock-puppet

This puppet pattern was originally posted on the Canadian Living blog. For further information about the artist visit:  http://www.carolknowlton-dority.com/

And just to note, Robbie is a “Dragon,” but any character can play the part.

Both Dragon Talks books include a CD containing the scripts and permission is granted to duplicate the scripts for use within a congregation or puppet theatre.

 

Dragon Talks

Puppet Scripts for Lectionary Year A

Robbie the dragon and author James Lepard do it again in Dragon Talks: Puppet Scripts for Lectionary Year A! Together, Robbie and James draw readers of all ages into the text of the Bible using puppet scripts.

Through Robbie the dragon, children, youth, and adults alike are drawn into the text in a fun, open, and irreverent (in the best sense of the word) way. Robbie conversations are a meaningful and effective way to engage the text in an open-ended and playful way.

When I first started to work with Robbie and Dragon Talks I had no idea how much it would change my life.  I discovered a ministry inside myself that I never knew existed.  Whether you are 8 or 88 Robbie’s “word” has a lesson for everyone. 

~ Dan MacLaren, Lay worship leader, United Church of Canada

 

Rev. Dr. James Lepard has been an ordained minister for over 20 years, and for the past 12 years has served at Forest Grove United Church in Toronto, Canada. He has an undergraduate degree in drama and music from Augustana University College, and theological degrees from St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, and from Chicago Theological Seminary. He’s a husband, father of two amazing red-headed children, has one aloof Sheltie, and enjoys playing his vintage Dan Electro guitar with the music ministry at Forest Grove.

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Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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