Making Indonesian Rod Puppets

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Learn about the Indonesian tradition of wayang golek, or puppet theater. Storytelling is brought to life when the class explores the Ramayana and the ancient art of puppetry. The lesson begins with a discussion of the tradition and an overview of the Ramayana. It finishes off with an art project, where kids make their own epic-inspired puppets that they will use as they act out a scene from the famous poem.

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Pros

  • The lesson integrates art, literature, and social studies for a cross-curricular experience
  • Multiple printable resources are included with the lesson
Cons

  • The full activity may take longer than an hour to complete