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Creative Play Challenge Day 4: When it’s Cold Outside, Put on a Show!
November 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

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?

If you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. If you haven't signed up for the Creative Play Every Day Challenge yet, you can do so here!


  • Bob192
    by Bob192
    November 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Classic.  This sounds fun!  Can't wait to try it out!

  • MZ.B777
    by MZ.B777
    November 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM

     We used to do this all the time. But DD older now so, we do board games and have beauty day.

  • jessicasmom1
    November 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    we are into reading for school 50 pages this week and it is about a plane crash and a younger boy trying to survive .. so I make a skit along with the stories she brings and bring them alive

  • mrsrobin
    November 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM
    My 2 year old loves puppets!
  • periwinkle163
    November 29, 2012 at 1:07 PM

     My kiddos love puppets, I always keep brown paper lunch bags around just for that purpose!

  • bayliesmommy
    November 29, 2012 at 1:15 PM
    She loves to play with Barbie. So we are always playing with Barbie dolls ... I hate Barbies!! :/
  • delanna6two
    November 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    My youngest loves to create stories and characters with her stuffed animals or dolls.

  • OurFunnyFarm
    November 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM
    This will be fun!!! I have some mixed up socks, buttons, and scraps!!
  • bertie4
    by bertie4
    November 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM


  • Jenn8604
    November 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM
    Sounds like fun. Today is nice so I expect he will play outside.

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