Students, in groups, write an original script and create puppets for a puppet show.
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Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Puppet Play
Students create a puppet play of a scene from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer. In this literature instructional activity, students read through Tom Sawyer and discuss the characterization in the text. Then students work in small groups to write...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Language Arts: Stick Puppet Show
Students create short stories and make stick puppets to act it out. After editing their stories, they glue used CDs or DVDs to popsicle sticks and decorate them as the story characters. Finally, students present their puppet shows to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale
Learning about literature can be so much fun; it can also be made more accessible through projects and dramatic play. As they explore theme, character, and setting, the class gets creative and makes a dramatic recreation of a classic...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Recalling History by Pulling Strings
Students investigate the role and nature of story-telling as it preserves history and culture and discuss how puppetry serves as an effective method of presentation. They create basic outlines for puppet shows that relay important...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Create a Thai Style Shadow Puppet
The Ramakain is the Thai version of the Ramayana. Learners view a short video showing a shadow puppet play depicting the historical epic, then they use a template to create traditional style Thai shadow puppets. Have the class adapt the...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Neighborhoods of Make-Believe
Examine the features that make a good children's television show and create a pitch for a new show based on these criteria. Writers then evaluate a currently broadcast show based on criteria discussed in class. The richly detailed plan...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts