Sometimes the only way to get your students' attention is to bring in some reinforcements. But who has the time or money to hire a dozen clowns? The next best thing: puppets!
Here are five great puppet ideas for your classroom that are sure to get your students engaged and excited about learning.
1. Sock Puppets - Sock puppets are a classic for a reason! They're easy to make and can be used for all sorts of stories and skits. Best of all, they can be easily stored in a drawer when they're not being used.
2. Stick Puppets - Stick puppets are another easy option that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like, and they're also easy to store away when you're finished with them.
3. Finger Puppets - Finger puppets are great for small groups or one-on-one instruction. They're also perfect for retelling stories or acting out scenes from a book. And kids love them because they're just so darn cute!
4. Marionettes - Marionettes can be a bit more advanced, but they offer a delightful way to bring stories and characters to life. If you have the time and patience, marionettes can provide hours of enjoyment for both you and your students.
5. Shadow Puppets - Shadow puppets are perfect for those days when you need to wind down the energy in your classroom (and they're also lots of fun). All you need is a light source and a dark space, and you can create all sorts of magical creatures and scenes.
If you're looking for a more theatrical puppetry experience for your students, why not invest in a big pro-style puppet from Pubbets? Your kids will say 'WOW' and you'll have the best co-teacher ever!