Peter Rabbit

Snippets—a series of free online events

How does it work? Just reserve a spot, and we will send you a Zoom invite. We look forward to seeing you!

Reserve a spot

Snippets is a series of staged readings, bringing words and pictures alive, using snippets of puppetry, masks, acting, music, and jokes. Sometimes we invite special guests to join us – musicians, actors, community leaders, or local celebrities. Sometimes we pass out masks, puppets and stuffed toys so audience members can get up and jump into the action.

With this fun, high-spirited program, we hope to promote literacy, encourage imaginative play, and spark creativity.

The content is flexible. Sometimes we adapt it for different occasions and different communities. In the summer of 2017, it was Snippets of Canada 150 to celebrate Canada’s birthday. In April of 2018, it was Whiskey Jack, in honour of Canada’s unofficial official bird. The Whiskey Jack, or Grey Jay, feathers its nest with bits and pieces of this and that, just like we do for Snippets.

The series has morphed into online, virtual presentations. Families who pre-register will be emailed a zoom link to an event that will present stories, with Kathy, John and guests acting as live hosts, greeting the audience as they arrive, then fielding questions and comments at the end.

  • Excellent show! Very friendly actors! We will come back.—Chiara

  • Vivid show! Children getting involved in, and encourage kids to learn more about the world.—Mashui

  • I love your show! I liked being part of the performance.—Theodore, 5

  • Great show! Keep it up. Look forward to more shows.—Abraham Temo

  • Loved it. Interactive, bilingual, reading, puppets. Beautifully done.—Oshima Rangar

  • Très drôle et amusant.—Daniel

  • I really loved the Grumpy Bird story. Thank you!—Liam, 5

  • Very creative and fun for the parents too.—Liam’s mommy

  • We love your shows! They’re really funny. I love it.—Maria Mullally

  • Thanks for letting me be an animal. I liked the hat part. Great job. We really enjoyed it all! So creative!—Tyler and Tessa

  • The show was wonderful. My kids really enjoyed the music. The choice of stories was perfect! Great intro to theatre for the children.—Lynn Ladouon

  • The stories are hilarious, educational, lively and lovely. We love coming to all your shows. Thank you Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre. Have a lovely summer!

  • It was a great program for young kids. Very interactive and casual—so family friendly.—A MacLean

  • Great music. I liked seeing stories come to life.—Paula

  • I thought the show was funny.—Ayahipsum

Halloween De-lights (Out!)

October 30 and 31, at 1:30 pm

When de lights go out, are you delighted? Do you love spoooky (but not TOO spooky) stoooories? Join us online for a free Halloween party—show off your costume and enjoy some delightful stories with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre!

Owl Together Now

October 16 and 17, at 1:30 pm

Whether he’s inviting Winter to sit by the fire or finding strange bumps in his bedroom, Owl is a hoot! Stories from Arnold Lobel and others, with fun facts and videos about real, live owls!

Owl in winter
Snippets of Snow

Join us Sunday, March 7 at 1:30 and 3:30

Winter is snow joke!

How does a snowman get to work?—By icicle.

Join John, Kathy and guest Erin MacDonald for a storm of stories, poems and jokes about winter.

Do you know any good jokes about snow? Care to share them with the group?

Send us a note or come to the meeting prepared to put up your hand and tell us a joke!

The presentation is about 45 minutes long, and features a mix of pre-recorded videos, live streaming and opportunities to participate.

Snippets of Fables

Join us Sunday, December 6 at 1:30 and 3:30

Lessons & Laughs

Q: What do The Lion and The Mouse and The Country Mouse and the City Mouse have in common?

  1. Mice
  2. Aesop’s Fables.
  3. Part of Rag & Bone’s next Snippets.
  4. All of the above!

If you answered (4), all of the above, congratulations, you are correct!

Join John, Kathy and guest actor/vocalist Nicky Brodie for some fabulous songs and new versions of old stories, with puppets, laughs, lessons and surprises. About 45 minutes long.

Two happy mice

Two mice
Strange Snippets
of Halloween

Join us for a virtual Halloween party on Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 pm.

Why not dress up? We’d love to see your costumes! Show off your costume, and enjoy some STRANGE stories with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre!

Puppet instructions:

Click here to find out how to make the paper puppets we used in the presentation.

Who can that be?

Owl looks out the window
Rod and Jack
Hippity Hoppity Snippets

Don't just sit there: perk up your ears, and be a bunny!

The first event in this series took place on September 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Stories about rabbits, including Peter Rabbit, an excerpt from Felicity Falls, and more.

We invite audience members to come to the show dressed as rabbits, and to get you started we've got a rabbit mask pattern for you to download here. We'll have a chance to see your creations before and after the show. And we'd love it if you could post some of them for us to see.

Special thanks to the Ottawa Community Foundation for funding this project, and
The School of Dance, our partner for this series of Snippets.