Paper Bag Hand Puppets

This is my first week back with the preschoolers since Winter break. I have been so excited to come back with new and even more involved projects. For this class I wanted the kids to experience more than a classroom art project. My overall goal for the 10 weeks is for students to make games or toys out of their projects.

So I decided we would start the next 10 weeks with the Paper Bag Hand Puppets.

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The puppets don’t take long to make which leaves a lot of time for students to play with their puppets and create a class play.

The moment I showed them the two puppets I made I heard ” Can I play with one?!” from almost all of the students.  As I prepared for the lesson I let students play with them.

After we finished making all of our puppets we gathered together in a group on the floor and talked about a play the students would want to put on. Ultimately we decided that the class would put on a play about police officers catching a bad guy who stole someones bag. The police officers return the bag to the person and find out the bag was full of gold!

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After our class play we had the boys sing a song with their puppets and then the girls. Overall I think this was one of the best classes we have had together! Everyone was involved and excited to make something more out of their projects.

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