Today I helped out with the Vacation Bible School/children’s ministry. They taught the school kids songs, gave them little gifts, and performed a puppet show. My job for the day was to be in the puppet chorus. The audio for the show is prerecorded so we only had to “act.”
My puppet looked a bit like Ernie from Sesame Street. I can’t remember the last time I acted with a puppet. I didn’t have any training. So I totally overlooked the fact that not only could I open and close the mouth, but I could also operate the arms, had I the wherewithal to stick fingers in the arm holes.
It wasn’t until after the puppet show that I realized the additional expressive abilities available through the arms. Next time, I’ll know.