Drama Visual Arts Age 5-12

Take your students on a prehistoric adventure with Designosaurs. Made in partnership with Erth and the Sydney Opera House, this inspiring, new puppetry resource brings sustainability and animal conversation to life.

Your students will love exploring and experimenting with design and performance. Step by step, Erth guide students through the process of researching, designing and constructing their very own endangered animal puppet, sparking critical and creative thinking. This resource also provides tips and tricks on how to become a puppeteer so your class can put on a conservation awareness-raising performance using their creature creations!

Designosaurs is sure to stimulate the imaginations of young minds while building their confidence through collaboration and group work!

What's Inside?

  • Five 45 minute lesson plans that will lead your students through the process of designing a puppet & putting on a performance.
  • Three videos for students to explore the puppet creation process as well as tips on how to bring them to life through imaginative puppeteering.
  • One dinosaur puppet template that’s easy for students to construct.
  • Two activity sheets that introduce students to the concepts of sustainability and conservation.
  • Ideas and inspiration for your students to improve their confidence and literacy learning through group work and performance.

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