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Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie

Lisa is a homeschooling, homemaking, heart and hearth tending mother of two who has worked with parents and children for 30 years in many capacities as a midwife, educator, group facilitator, caregiver and parent. She has trained and served in midwifery, childbirth education, early childhood education, Waldorf pedagogy, HypnoBirthing and Simplicity Parenting. She has served on the board of directors for LifeWays North America and on the WECAN Birth to Three Task Force. Lisa lives with her family in rural Vermont where she gardens and cooks, looks after her hens, runs a business, and parents from a place of slow and simple.

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About this Course

Storytelling with Table Puppets

 January 16th - February 12th

4 Weeks 

Registration is Open


“We must do everything in our power to help the children to develop fantasy.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

Storytelling with Table Puppets is a guided online course with Connie Manson of Starlite Puppets and Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie of Celebrate the Rhythm of Life

In this course we will guide you through the creation of simple, Waldorf inspired table puppets to use for puppet storytelling in the classroom, at home, and for puppetry outreach.

We'll also suggest stories and support you in setting up staging for a story, and in bringing the puppet story to life with music and meaningful gesture.

For four weeks, we'll take you by the hand and guide you through sourcing simple materials to making table puppets that you can use, with step by step instructions, and daily conversations. 

We'll show you how to use things you already have around the house, and we'll help you discern which stories are best to tell at each age and stage. We'll support you to tell stories with confidence. 

Connie and I invite you to join us for 4 weeks of Storytelling with Table Puppets, this is what we'll do:

:: We'll explore different types of puppets and how to use puppets with different ages and stages

:: We'll teach you how to craft a table puppet and create a character by showing you steps with hands on tutorials

:: We'll show you how to use table puppets to tell a story

:: We'll show you delightful ways of telling a story using simple props you have at home

:: We'll delve deeper into the use of language, gesture and music with table puppet storytelling

:: We'll explore considerations in choosing a story

:: We'll explore character archetypes 

:: We'll help you find stories that are well suited to table puppets

:: We'll have fun together!!

Storytelling with Table Puppets is open for registration. The first lesson opens on Monday, January 16th.

The class runs from January 16th until February 12th.

You may return anytime, contribute to the conversation and access the site and class materials.

This course offers great content and support as well as the convenience of doing a workshop at home, on your time. No driving needed. No need for a place to stay overnight. No fees for meals. It comes right to you, at home.

When you go to a training, and trainings are quite lovely,  you have the experience over a few days or a week, the course ends and you go home.  

With this online course, you have the benefit of time to try things out,  come back to the course, check in, ask questions, and communicate with teachers and classmates - it's ongoing support for puppet storytelling.

We hope you'll join us!




Registration fee is $149

No Fee for Year Round Members of Celebrate the Rhythm of Life ~living curriculum program



~ frequently asked questions

What do I need for this eCourse?

You need online access.

How much time do I need to spend on line each day?

Daily check in for 5-15 minutes is ideal.

What if I skip a day or several days?

That is fine, just go back at your pace and check in on the days you missed.

Do I need to be available or online at any specific times?

Not at all. If you can check in once a day, for 5-15 minutes, that is plenty.

How long will I have access to this course?

You will have access forever, indefinitely.

Is it all on one site? How easy is it to access?

It is all on a private site that is very easy to access and navigate.

Who sees the comments and discussions?

Only the members of the class. 

Do I have to participate and comment each day?

Participation is voluntary and you are free to speak out or not. I notice that the more class members participate, the better the class is for everyone. The real work is in bringing the daily notes and suggestions into your day and applying them.