Puppet Show Learning

Many kids love to put on puppet shows, but there’s no educational value to that, right?

Wrong!

Besides providing an excellent opportunity for imaginative play, puppet shows can help kids:

Express themselves orally

Express themselves in written form, by writing out skits for the puppets to perform

Learn to write dialogue and how/where to use quote marks

Think sequentially

Practice interpersonal skills (either between their puppets or with a friend or sibling who may be helping with the show)

Think creatively

Process what they’ve learned (i.e. putting on a puppet show about something they’ve learned in their history lessons)

And, to really make it fun, I found an excellent tutorial at Flipflops and Applesauce on making your own puppet theater.

Do your kids enjoy putting on puppet shows? What are some of the unexpected educational benefits you’ve noticed?

Kris is the sweet-tea-drinking, classically eclectic, slightly Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom to her three Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

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