Children enjoy playing with puppets and if you make them in the form of your child’s favourite characters, your child’s love of reading will grow and grow.

What you need

Old wooden spoons

Markers

Old ribbon

Glue

Safety scissors

Benefits

Develops coordination and control

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning to listen

Builds self-esteem and develops memory

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Decide what characters you want to make. How about the Three Bears? For that, colour the spoons brown, then draw on eyes and a mouth.

    drawing on wooden spoon
  2. With your child’s help, stick the ribbon on to create hair or ears.


    wooden spoon puppets