(Parade, Air Show, Festival, Circus) clowns have many points
to consider when entertaining across large distances such as
the great big gestures, playing to the on lookers to involve
them, limited props carrying, etc.
One of the
advantages of Large Event clowning is that the clown is free
to move on when there are rowdy kids, scared kids, or
What if you accept
an invitation to clown in front of a small group of kids?
That freedom to move on is not an option. Have a plan!
Have the plan move on since you can not move on.
Awkward moments and loss of control of your event will not
activities planned to be short to match a short attention
and amusement span. Be ready for them to be bored too soon
and be delighted when they are engaged longer than planned.
If a planned
activity engages the kids and they are amused, stick with it
a few minutes longer. Adapt. You can not adapt a
plan if you don't have a plan. But YOU CAN PANIC if you
don't have a plan!!!
This Table shows
an example Clown Event. The plan was prepared to fill
a B'day small event. This Table adds up to 2 Hours.
Build a plan as a smorgasbord of activities that you or your
client can choose from to overfill the planned time of the
visit. Keep adding to your smorgasbord.
Hint: If you plan
for worst case small events, you will be ready, comfortable,
and professional for those medium church or community
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