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57 resources with the keyterm puppets

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Paper Bag Butterfly Puppets

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Whether you're using it to tell stories, explore the letter b, or during a life science lesson, these butterfly puppets will be a hit. Youngsters use crayons, tissue paper, and paper bags to create butterfly puppets.
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What is a puppet?

For Teachers K - 11th
Young scholars construct puppets from reused materials, creating a story.
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Interactive Rainforest Animals

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Research a rainforest animal to create a puppet and video. Emerging scientists research an animal, create a puppet and video, then present their findings as mixed media presentation. Great way to incorporate art, research, writing, and...
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Gingerbread Man Retell

For Teachers K
Explore the concept of retelling a story with the Gingerbread Man. Read various gingerbread man stories with your class. They will create character puppets and retell the story to one another and in small groups. Additionally, they will...
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Dancing Skeleton Puppets

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students study the Mexican holiday known as The Day of the Dead. In this holiday lesson, students study bones, listen to Tony Johnston's, Day of the Dead and learn on about the holiday. They listen to two more books before making puppets...
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Puppet Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learning how to be a good friend in school is a very important skill. Designed for young learners, the resource goes into social skills such as using good manners, taking turns, and being kind to people. Pupils use a paper bag and art...
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Talk With the Presidents

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create a model of a president. After choosing a president they would like to learn more about, students research their president's life and work. Students use modeling clay to create finger puppet of their president and use...
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Shadow Puppets

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students experiment with the effects that various light and puppet positions have on shadows they make with their hands and arms. They work in pairs to trace their shadows and create puppets with the silhouettes. Afterward, they make...
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Hats And Bats Puppets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of creating a hand puppet centered around the theme of sports. The lesson includes the steps needed to create the puppets and then students could discuss their favorite sports.
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Chinese Dragon Puppet

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discover the importance of the dragon in Chinese culture. Using a template, they make their own dragon hand puppet and color it with watercolor paints. To end the lesson, they read stories about dragons and their role in the...
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Toys of Creativity

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore alternatives to everyday toys for creative projects. They assess all the uses of paper plates, paintings, Dixie cups, sticks, puppets, etc. For example, groups of students gather together Dixie cups to be creative a...
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The Spirit of Puppetry - Activity 1

For Teachers K - 11th
Students practice drawing skills by sketching an example of a three-dimensional puppet design. This lesson is Part One of a three part unit geared towards the creation of a 3-D puppet for the theatre arts.
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Trying New Things

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Puppets are like magical objects for young learners! Often, a child will feel more comfortable "talking to" a puppet than to an adult. Here, youngsters make puppets and use them to act out stories about having new experiences. As a final...
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Raven The Trickster Puppet Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the legends of Native Americans that are found in the Northwest Region. They conduct research using a variety of resources and create puppets and a stage for the acting...
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Puppetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore puppetry. In this puppetry lesson, students research the history and culture of puppets. Student begin to understand that art work has special characteristics. Learners create their own marionette puppet.
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Animal Tales Theatre

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a theatre production involving how to protect animals. Students create their own puppets which will be used in the production. Students read information provided to them and highlight the important information...
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Retelling through Puppetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders retell stories, including characters, setting, and plot. They choose a story to read for this activity. Students are given time to read or reread the story they plan to retell. They are allowed to create simple puppets,...
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Artist Puppet Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research a famous artist of their choice. They then create a puppet that resembles the artist along with a miniature version of his/her work. In groups of two, they develop a dialogue their puppet will use in a puppet show...
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Trick or Treat Book

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a craft project. In this Halloween lesson, students create a paper dolls/puppets with Halloween costumes and share them with the class.
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Garbage: A Puppet's Paradise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make puppets from recycled materials. In this puppetry and recycling instructional activity, students investigate different types of puppets and their uses. They make puppets using mostly recycled materials such as old socks,...
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Little Red Hen Puppets

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this "Little Red Hen" puppets worksheet, students cut out 8 puppets and use them to follow the story. The puppets could be used in a variety of classroom activities.
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Puppetmania: Using Puppets in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students create puppets to teach concepts such as history and weather. In this Puppetmania lesson, students manipulate their puppets to show a range of emotions, facial expressions, and actions. Students design puppets and learn about...
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Paper Puppet

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create hand puppets using basic art supplies, paper cups, cotton balls, and yarn in this 1st and 2nd grade Art lesson. Emphasis is placed on the history of puppets and puppetry. The lesson includes a short vocabulary list.
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Paper Bag Puppets

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create "paper bag puppets" using basic art supplies, construction paper, and their imagination in this awesome early-elementary Art activity. The lesson includes a resource link and suggests teaching a short history of puppetry...