Now the weather has turned, autumn is here, we are returning back to thinking of activities we can do indoors and the children decided they wanted to do a puppet show.
Firstly, we had to make the puppets. With little children, the puppets needed to be very simple. Here is what we did:
What you need:
- Lollipop sticks
How to make the stick puppets:
- Draw pictures of animals or people on some paper
- Cut out the pictures
- Sellotape them to the stick and voila = Stick puppet
It is very simple, but the children loved it and then of course, you have hours of fun playing with the puppets.
We made a theatre by using a large cardboard box opened out and threw a blanket over it. The children sat behind it making up stories with their puppets.
It is such a wonderful thing to listen to your children make up stories and work together for the same goal, of entertaining mummy