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The Ancient Art of Shadow Puppet Plays

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

For Students 6th - 12th
No need to wait until Halloween to create a mask. Young anthropologists get involved in the centuries-old tradition of mask and puppet making with the help of an engaging resource that shows them how to craft their own masks or 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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Finger Puppets

For Teachers K - 2nd
Have some fun with these cute animal finger puppets! Each oval-shaped finger puppet features an animal or insect, including bees, mice, and snakes, and instructs kids how to create each finger puppet with scissors and glue.
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What is a puppet?

For Teachers K - 11th
Students construct puppets from reused materials, creating a story.
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Puppet Show

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars create a puppet show for a play. They choose the puppet characters they wish to enact the play and develop scenarios.
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Terracotta Warrior Finger Puppets

For Teachers K - 3rd
In China, an emperor created an entire army of terracotta figures. Your class can explore why he may have done this by engaging in a fun art activity that builds hand-eye coordination and attention to detail. Pupils use felt to make...
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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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Three Little Pigs Body Puppets

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Here is a six-page learning exercise packet that contains very nice black-line masters of the characters in The Three Little Pigs. These are meant to be colored in and used as hand puppets by the kids when they produce a play of the...
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Finger Puppets

For Students K - 2nd
Develop fine motor skills and put on a play with these finger puppets! Using this instructional activity, learners color, cut out, and glue together finger puppets. There are 4 puppets: a girl, boy, dog, and a lion. As an extension...
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Finger Puppet Dogs

For Students K - 2nd
Cut, color, and paste. Sounds like a trip to the hairdresser. Nope, it's a mini project that requires little ones to color each dog-themed finger puppet, cut them out, and paste the backs to make fun finger-sized friends. Note: The...
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Puppet Show

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's a play, it's a story, it's a puppet show! A lively resource provides academics with a creative outlet to express their views on diversity and social justice. Scholars are responsible for writing, creating, and performing a puppet...
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Let's Make an Elastic Puppet

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Create bending joints—but don't break! The activity shows how to make a puppet using straws and fishing line. Pupils create cuts to make joints that rely on the elasticity of the straw to bend and return to their original shapes.
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Peeping Groundhog Puppet

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Using paper and a pencil, produce a pop-up puppet of a groundhog that peers out and over it's burrow to tell us when Spring is coming. 
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Hats And Bats Puppets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars 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...
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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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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 instructional activity, they read stories about dragons and their...
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Raven The Trickster Puppet Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners engage in a lesson 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 of one of the...
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Shadow Puppets: An Arts-Integrated Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners, 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...
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Chinese Shadow Puppets

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Chinese culture by performing a shadow puppet play. They create the puppets, develop a script, and rehearse and perform a play which illustrates an understanding of Chinese stories and traditions.
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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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Fish Stick Puppet

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Here is a lesson on the many uses of water designed for very young learners. Pupils work together to identify the uses for water, learn that rain is a source of water for many people, that all living things need water to survive, and...
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Create Balinese Shadow Puppets

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Even the littlest learners can get into the story of Rama. They'll put on a Balinese shadow puppet show using the amazing cut out puppets included in this activity. You simply get some brads, print the colorful puppets, and then put them...
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Making Indonesian Rod Puppets

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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...

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