If you're stuck indoors due to cold weather, here's one activity that's sure to keep your child occupied and entertained. (This is an art project PLUS an opportunity to play puppets all day long!) Start with a sock that's large enough to fit the child's hand comfortably. Let the child try on the puppet to see where the features should go. (The thumb will be the bottom jaw, and the other four fingers will be the rest of the face.) Then remove the sock and use markers, felt, googly eyes, fabric paint, and yarn to create the puppet. Let it dry and hold your very own puppet show!
What puppet character or story did your child create today?
by beeluvinDecember 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM
we did this the other day. my daughter and son got a sock and drew on them. our daughter made a dog, tail and all. our son made a knight and then they played with them for awhile.
December 7, 2012 at 4:04 PMMy LO recently started showing an interest in playing with dolls and stuffed animals so we practiced animal sounds and had tickle fights with them.
by MomToTristanDecember 8, 2012 at 2:37 AMMy daughter made a sock puppet at school just last week :-)
by micheledoDecember 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM
Everything becomes a puppet in our house! The kids were using our Nativity set to put on a show yesterday.