Published on April 6, 2020

Using just a few household items, puppets are a fun way for children to stimulate their imagination and creativity.

With everyone ordering online there is masses of packaging and cardboard for creation. Children can create a puppet theatre and show to entertain the family, parents can record it and send to family members for their viewing pleasure. Everyone needs a show to keep them entertained! 😊

Children can:

  • construct the theatre, and the puppets (finger puppets, hand puppets, paper bag puppets, string puppets – can all be created from bits and pieces found at home, lots of ideas that can be googled), write the play and perform it and then…..
  • translate the play into the language that they are learning at school (French, German, Chinese etc) to perform again in a language not of their own native tongue (lots of googling can be done here also)
  • puppet show can be filmed by parent/carer to send to grandparents, family members etc.

Thank you to Mrs Jennifer Thompson, Director of Academic services, for this staycation activity.



Click here to make the above paper bag puppets from Kids Activities website

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