Puppet Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

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You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Puppet themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are widely used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Puppet Arts and Crafts

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Make a Puppet
Materials Needed:
Clothespin
Googlie eyes
Pompoms
Markers
Glue

Put puppet-making supplies out on craft table. Allow the children free rein over how to design their puppet. Encourage them to put together a puppet show.

 

Puppet Games and Activities

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Dramatic Play
Materials Needed:
Stage
Puppets

Instructions:
Set out puppets (and supplies to make their own)
Let the children play in the puppet stage whenever they like.
Encourage them to practice a puppet show.
Make popcorn and have some parents stay after work to watch!

Group Time
Encourage the children to pretend they are puppets that have come to life.

 

Puppet Recipes and Snacks

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Cooking
Materials Needed:
Pear halves
Apple slices
Raisins
Place half of a pear on a plate. Use apple slices to resemble dog ears. Create face with raisins.

 

Puppet Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

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Puppet Time by Trica J. Dreher
It’s puppet time
I cannot wait!
I love pretending!
I think it’s great!

Puppets by Trica J. Dreher
Puppets, puppets
Oh, how fun!
I can pretend
To be anyone!
Make a Puppet by Trica J. Dreher
Needle, thread,
Or just plain glue.
Sticks, socks,
And paper, too.

Buttons, yarn,
Some old string!
Just about
Anything.

Make a puppet
The way you choose.
Use your imagination
And you can’t lose!

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This theme was contributed to ChildFun.com by Lace. Thanks Lace :)

 

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One comment on “Puppet Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

  1. Very cute and helpful site for a teacher AND a puppeteer, such as myself!
    Many thanks.
    Puppet Master Cheryl (AKA Miss. Cheryl)

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