Students are given a pre-cut pattern of a boy or girl to decorate. They are instructed not to color or give detail to the head or face area. A close-up photo of each child's face is taken, which is cut and glued to the puppet's face.
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The Ancient Art of Shadow Puppet Plays
Shadow puppetry has an ancient past, it is also a great way to build oral expression and reading fluency. Young thespians research folk tales, compare and contrast reality and fantasy, then create and perform a shadow puppet play based...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Shadow Puppets: An Arts-Integrated Lesson Plan
Students, after reviewing and discussing the history of shadow puppet theater, create shadow puppets to retell important elements of stories/poems read in the classroom. The puppets are designed to accurately portray unique aspects of...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Shadows & Light, Science & Puppetry
Lights, shadows, action, and inquiry await your artistic scientists. They explore the way light travels, absorbs, reflects, and transmits through shadow play. They create folktale-inspired shadow puppets, explore the science of light,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts