Puppets are a great way for our children to use their imagination.

Why do it?

Making and playing with puppets gives tamariki an opportunity to:

  • create characters and tell or retell stories about them
  • strengthen fine motor skills through cutting, drawing, sticking or gluing
  • have a fun activity using everyday items
  • give the lost socks a new life.

How to do it

You’ll need: A sock for each person, a pen (optional), sticker or buttons (optional), glue (optional).

  1. Use your sock like a glove, putting your thumb in the heel and fingers in the toe.
  2. Choose from the following...
    • Music: Have your puppets sing a song!
    • Story: Get your puppets to act out a story.
    • Chat: Use your puppets to chat about your favourite things.

Extras: Give your puppet a name. Draw, sew or glue on some eyes and hair.

Using more te reo Māori

Te reo Māori English
To sing/song
Talk, communicate