Before my first son was even born, my extremely talented mom had made him a puppet theater for puppet shows. She found the old tv cabinet in a vacant building where it was destined for the dumpster. With a few materials and a lot of imagination, she transformed it into a wonderful puppet theater. Check out her blog, Zoom In, for step by step directions.
Utilizing puppets and puppet theaters for puppet shows is an excellent way to develop literacy skills including retelling, fluency, and expression, writing, comprehension and vocabulary development. You can tap into those learners who are auditory, visual and/or kinesthetic learners. The more modes of learning that we use, the better our comprehension!
You don’t need a fancy puppet theater to perform your masterpieces. You can simply use your couch and let the kids kneel behind it to perform. Puppets don’t need to be fancy or expensive either. Try our rhyming dust bunny puppets made from sponges or our five little monkey print and cut puppets. You can also check out my puppet show Pinterest board for more great ideas.
Pop some popcorn and settle in for your next puppet show!
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