I LOVE pantomimes!
The first panto I saw was “The Sleeping Beauty” last year. It was such a wonderful experience! And this year we managed to see two pantos. “Mother Goose” and “Aladdin”.
“Mother Goose” was a hit! It was so funny! Whilst watching it I found myself thinking of what craft to make with Annabel because I knew that she would like to play the story again later at home. And in the end there was a HUGE goose flying in the air with the cast on her back. Then I knew this is what we should make.
Then we covered it in tissue paper using pva glue and water mixture and let it dry overnight.
When it was dry we painted the bird white, the beak orange and added googly eyes. I know it doesn`t really look like a goose but it is a fairy tale one anyway. It looks cute and is fun to play with. We might decorate it later.
But back to the pantomime. It is very common to ask the audience to shout out some specific phrases. So one of these sentences was: “Archie Goose Goose Goose!” Annabel LOVED shouting it! All the way home she was singing: “Archie Goose Goose Goose”. And after Christmas she took one of her favourite presents, George the Pig (of Peppa Pig fame) into the play as well. And this is how the phrase “Archie Goose Goose George” was born. Annabel shouts it a hundred times a day.
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