PACER’s COUNT ME IN and KIDS AGAINST BULLYING puppet shows are performed primarily in the Twin Cities metro area, but occasionally travel to greater Minnesota..
Modeling Acceptance & Inclusion for Young Children
PACER’s endearing, life-size puppets capture the attention and imagination of young children. Since 1979, nearly half a million children have experienced the way PACER’s puppets deliver important messages of tolerance, inclusion, and bullying prevention with the COUNT ME IN and KIDS AGAINST BULLYING puppet shows. PACER’s volunteer puppeteers perform across the Twin Cities metro, and the puppets and scripts have been purchased by schools and organizations around the world.
Each puppet has a specific personality and physical characteristics—the multicultural cast represents children of all backgrounds and abilities. Using an engaging, child-friendly approach, trained volunteers present a message-filled show that is creative and fun, while dealing with sensitive subjects in a realistic way. Through the puppet show and discussion, the puppets educate, entertain, and inspire.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to leave a lasting impression on young children in your area. To learn more about the PACER puppets, e-mail [email protected] or call PACER at (952) 838-9000.
PACER is assessing the ability to return to in-person shows in schools in the Fall of 2021. If you are interested in scheduling a show, please contact us a [email protected] and we can let you know when we can resume in-school performances.
The COUNT ME IN puppet program helps children and adults learn about disabilities and chronic illnesses to bridge the gap between students with and without disabilities. The program started in 1979 and has reached over 442,00 children and adults with the message that all children want to play and learn to the best of their abilities.
The KIDS AGAINST BULLYING puppet program helps children and adults learn about bullying prevention and is an ideal supplement to existing bullying prevention programs. The show features five child-size puppets that portray children with and without disabilities.
PACER puppets are unique, handcrafted works of art. These hand and rod puppets are three feet tall and represent a diverse group of children. Each puppet can be custom-designed with different skin, hair, and eye colors than those featured online.
Join the PACER Puppet Team and you’ll be helping children in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area learn about bullying prevention or disability awareness. To volunteer, all you need is reliable transportation, time during the school day, and a desire to support young children. You can help make a difference!
Learn more about our puppets, and how they are made, in our video corner.