Puppet making through the grades
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Puppet making through the grades

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Published by Davis Publications in Worcester, Mass .
Written in English


  • Puppet making,
  • Creative activities and seat work

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Edition Notes

Statementby Grizella H. Hopper. Edited by John Lidstone. Photography and visuals (unless otherwise noted) by Sarita R. Rainey.
LC ClassificationsLB1542 .H64
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5994925M
LC Control Number66026642

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Make a puppet stage by cutting out the bottom out of a medium-size cardboard box. Provide children with tempera paint, collage materials, or stickers to decorate the box. Make a curtain by placing fabric on each side of the front of the puppet stage. Now invite the children to perform their puppet shows! Using a puppet to tell a story is a wonderful technique that can lead children to discover the joy of literature and learning. Puppets can be used “anyway, anywhere, and anytime” to bring stories to life and to spark young imaginations. It doesn’t take a professional puppeteer or an expensive puppet to make storytelling with puppets. Buy Puppet Planet: The Most Amazing Puppet-Making Book in the Universe by Kennedy, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(24). Make a Plan for Puppets. Perhaps one reason many people refrain from using puppets is the uncertainty of knowing just how to use them. With a clear plan in mind, you can use puppets not only at group time but throughout the entire day. A puppet can be a new classroom friend, a group-time mascot, a take-- home buddy, a confidant, or even a peacemaker.