|Objective||To encourage children's creativity and to increase their comfort level when public speaking.|
Have your kids create their own puppet show and present it to friends and family.
1. Have your children write a play that they can perform with puppets.
2. Get your kids to create the puppets or use pre-made ones. For quick and easy puppets get a few Popsicle sticks and a magazine. Cut out people from the magazine, glue the pictures to some thin cardboard, cut them out and glue them to the Popsicle sticks.
3. Have the children practice the play with the puppets.
4. Get the kids to perform the play in front of friends or family.
Mark this activity as complete when your child has created and performed one puppet show.
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This activity is included in the following:
|Age Range||5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12|
|Tags||Creativity Interpersonal Intelligence Public Speaking Linguistic Intelligence|
|Short n' Simple Skits||This website has some simple scripts that might work well for a puppet show.|
|Family Crafts About.com||Here are some puppet patterns and here are some instructions on how to build a castle puppet theater .|