September 17, 2012

Puppets at the Dollar Store

Any thing on a stick can become a puppet.

You don't have to spend a lot of money on puppets.

My personal favorites are made from 
things that I picked up at the Dollar Store.

Add some hair and wiggly eyes to a fly-swatter 
and you have Felicia Fly-Swatter.
She is very fancy. She has a cute bow in her hair. 
She even has a hyphenated last name!

Kids can use her to find 
colors, numbers, letters, etc. in the room.

Felicia comes with rules.  
Make sure you determine the rules first.
You cannot swat your friend no matter
 how many letters or numbers or colors he has on him.

This is Dusty.
He has wiggly eyes and a pom pom nose.
You can find all kinds and colors of feather dusters 
at the Dollar Store.

Give Dusty to one of the kids and have him 
dust off a good book for you to read to the class.

This is my favorite.
Of course, the little girl is my favorite,
 but I like the puppet too.

It is a toilet brush with wiggly eyes and a pom pom nose.
Get it out when it is clean up time.
Sing along....
Clean up time.
Clean up time.
Everyone helps at clean up time.

This is a garden glove.

It is stuffed with batting.
The base is a spatula. That holds the glove in place when you move it around.
At the base of the spatula is a rubber band
 to hold the glove on. 
Add a bandana for a little extra fun.

I really like this puppet. 
You can use it to give someone a "High 5" 
for doing something special.

Or you can give someone a pat on the back.

Or you can wave hello or goodbye.

Or you can just take all the puppets and play with them.

Have fun at the Dollar Store.
Puppets are everywhere.
Pick up some wiggly eyes and a glue gun.
Then all you have to do is use your imagination!


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