Our puppets love to play at the end of a class or concert. They are the dessert after a delicious meal. Our characters delight the children with fun, jokes and interaction. They also can be used to reinforce any lesson or topic introduced during a class. Here are some of our most popular puppets!
Bacon loves to rock and “wiggle my squiggly tail”. Every song he sings is, “The best song ever!”. Just don’t mention breakfast meats or he will go on and on about the benefits of fruits and grains.
Bacon loves to joke around and he doesn’t take any sass, but in the end he is always available for a “Piggie Hug” and loves the children very much.
"Chompy" the Alligator
His real name is Alexander, but only his mom calls him that. Chompy is a highly anticipated attraction (although he thinks the KIDS are the attraction…“they’re delicious”). Chompy loves to tell jokes, dance and chat with the kids. For the adventurous ones, he also gives “high fives”…or a “nibble”.
"Michael" the Not So Scary Monster
Michael is a monster - in name only. He’s far from scary. In fact, HE’s scared of almost everything. The kids get it: we all get scared sometimes. Luckily, they can help him overcome his fears. Michael often appears with Chompy. The two of them together: magic.
"Jaque" the Magic Peacock
Say “bonjour!” to Jacque, a Magician Peacock who hails from France, or somewhere in Quebec (no one is quite sure). Jacque has his own song on The Jolly Pops debut album, and will often show up when we play it. Jacque performs magic for the kids and professes his greatness at every turn. P.S., Don’t tell him, but he’s not a very good magician; of course, that doesn’t stop him from trying.
Bingo is a rare sighting. He appears as often as “St. Stephen” showed up on a Grateful Dead set list. But when joins the Jolly Pops on stage or in the classroom, things get bananas. Bingo tends to mirror the more active side of a 4-5 year old kid. This gives Mr. Billy and the children in attendance a chance to reel him in and remind him it’s not “all about the bananas”.