Oodles of fun this week at the Children’s Arts Festival in Nottingham with an exciting offering from Imaginary Leaps.
An adaptation of Hansel and Gretel was launched with children and adults having a ball at Nottingham Playhouse.
Families packed the Playhouse for an exciting Creative Play session based on the classic tale & were immediately expecting a “performance.” They were delighted when asked to create “The Woods” for Hansel & Gretel to explore.
Dozens of families turned out on a wet, windy Saturday delighting in their children and joining in to create a magical wilderness for Hansel & Gretel. Characters were also created which were included in the story including Red Riding Hood and some creatures in the woods that only the children knew!
After much making – the story unfolded. It was so exciting for the tiny puppets to explore these very special woods that the children had made (it was lovely to work with so many dads too!)
Finally, the creative play session finishes and children are invited to take their creations home with them. One dad didn’t account for the rain in Nottingham as he walked through the streets with a six foot tree made out of card and tissue paper. He was heard to exclaim “why did we make such a huge tree?” Because you love it dad!