Krakow Street Performers

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Street Performers

I recently spent a week in Krakow in Poland on holiday. I became quite interested in these street statue performers. I’ve seen a few of these before but not quite of the Polish type. These guys really made an effort with their costumes and knew how to please the audience by staying in character.

I found this form of entertainment quite intriguing. They simply stand still yet it seems so engaging. That or I’m just a but simple. I image that before I decided to be a kids performer I may well have followed suit and became a human statue with a wacky costume had I not had the idea to be a childrens entertainer in Hampshire. Thanks heavens I discovered my magic wand instead!

I’m occasionally asked by parents what games I do in my parties and it’s always a bit of a mouth full to explain so I have wrote this for greater clarity. To begin with, none of my games are elimination based which means no one is ever ‘out’. This ensures all the children are engaged throughout and are not going to become bored which is very important to me. On to the games!

Character statues
I tell the children to dance and when the music stops to freeze and impersonate a well known character (superheroes, Disney princesses etc). I’ll pick the most creative one each time ensuring that everyone wins. If there are a lot of children, I’ll pick multiple winners each time so by the end they have all won.
Why it’s good
– The children enjoy being on their feet, if they don’t want to pretend to be a character they will usually just  freeze normally so they still feel involved. It’s  easy to understand and we can play it instantly. The children are never bored in this game and are always riveted throughout. It’s been so good over the years.