Puppets Anyone?

I believe puppets are a great tool to share the Gospel with kids. In our new children's building the preschoolers will be attending chapel in an indoor park that has a giant two-story tree/treehouse. The treehouse will be called Zach's treehouse (short for Zacchaeus...short...no pun intended). The preschooler's chapel will be a Playhouse Disney type experience with puppets coming out of the tree/treehouse and interacting with live actors, video, music, etc. Preschoolers connect well with puppets and I believe pairing that with live actor interaction, music, video, etc. will be a highly effective way to grab their attention and share God's truth.

I occasionally use puppets for 1st-3rd graders. Puppets for this age should be more advanced (check out www.axtellpuppets.com) and use lots of humor. Your scripts should target the third grade boy in the group.

4-5th grade...we never use puppets. Puppets stop for us at 3rd grade. Today's 4-5th graders in my opinion don't connect with puppets due to the "coolness" factor.

Do you use puppets? Any tips or ideas?