Playful Puppets

Playful Puppets lesson plan

  • 1.

    Collect collage materials. Ask parents to save recyclable items such as foam produce trays, fabric scraps, boxes, gift-wrap, and yarn.

  • 2.

    Read or tell stories that have memorable characters.

  • 3.

    Talk about art elements (line, shape, form, color, texture).

  • 4.

    Choose a favorite story character, or imagine one. Make a puppet using a foam produce tray. Cut yarn, fabric, or paper with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 5.

    Use Crayola® School Glue to attach pieces. For a handle, glue a craft stick to the bottom of your puppet.

  • 6.

    Add your name and the puppet's features with Crayola® Multicultural Markers or Washable Markers. Make your character sparkle with Crayola® Glitter Glue.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Social & Emotional: Understanding Feelings