Peter Rabbit

Snippets—stories & songs, skits & jokes

Snippets is a series of staged readings, bringing words and pictures alive, using snippets of puppetry, masks, acting, music, and jokes.

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

The content is flexible. We adapt it for different occasions and different communities. Check out the Snippets Selection for sample programs.  

  • 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

Owl in winter
Snippets of Snow

Winter is snow joke!

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

Join John and Kathy 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

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 and Kathy 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.

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!

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.