Mermaid Puppet Show, Puppet-Making & Parade!

Join Robin riding in creating mermaid puppets, enjoy a live mermaid puppet show, and join the Big Easy Easton Brass for a parade! It’s all happening at Book & Puppet Co. during Easton’s famous  fourth Friday celebration, East Out Loud

First, we’ll craft our very own mermaid puppets with the guidance of Robin Riding, author of the brand new picture book “Mermaids Fast Asleep”. At 6 o’clock, the mermaid puppet show will begin, with live musical accompaniment. Then, at 7:00, we’ll grab our puppets and join the Big Easy in a parade!

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Mermaids Fast Asleep Story Hour and Puppet Party at Easton Public Market

Join Easton children’s author Robin Riding in celebrating the release of her new lullaby picture book, “Mermaids Fast Asleep”. She will sing Mermaids Fast Asleep, with musical accompaniment. Children color and create paper puppets. Then we will “swim” to the music, as mermaids and sea creatures, and “go to sleep” at the bottom of the sea.

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Mermaids Fast Asleep Story Hour and Puppet Party at Book and Puppet Co.

I had fantastic fun singing my lullaby picture book in Easton, PA!

There was a packed house for story hour at Book and Puppet Co., February 17, 2019. Kids got to color and create their own mermaid themed puppets and perform their own puppet show after getting a special sneak peek of “Mermaids Fast Asleep”.

It is pretty amazing to me when I watch the video – how wonderfully well-behaved the children are! I don’t want to say it’s entirely due to the calming effects of the Mermaid Lullaby, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt…

The Cutest Event in the World

Is a Mermaid Puppet Party

Ah, sweet success!
On Sunday Feb. 17 we had a Mermaid Puppet Party at Book & Puppet Co., where the children made their own paper puppets. There were cupcakes and I sang the Mermaids Fast Asleep lullaby along to the book. Then the children danced their mermaid puppets to sleep.
There was an impressive number of families who turned out, and the kids really seemed to have a good time.

Mermaids Fast Asleep Event Options

Information for Bookstores and Educators Interested in Booking Robin Riding

Puppet Shows and Creative Workshops for Children featuring Robin Riding, author, educator and performer

• Robin Riding sings her picture book, Mermaids Fast Asleep, with musical accompaniment. 
• The performance of the lullaby can be extended with a group-particpation puppet show. 
• Customized events from 20 minutes to 1 hour.
• Activities are tailored for the ages of the children.

Creative Movement – Ages 2 and up
• Children “swim” to the music, as mermaids and sea creatures, and “go to sleep” at the bottom of the sea
• Guided group puppetry (puppets provided) 

Art Projects – Ages 4 and up
• Color and create paper puppets (template provided)
• Undersea watercolor scenes using crayon resist

Poetry Writing – Ages 8 and up
• Talk about undersea creatures and what they do
• Write new verses for the song
• Perform the verses together