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Perfect Pup-pets

Transform an old sock into a lovable animal character.
 

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Imagination
Dramatic Play
Fine Motor Skills

What you need:

  • old socks 
  • fabric scraps  
  • yarn 
  • buttons   
  • feathers  
  • faux fur  
  • scissors  
  • glue 

What to do:

  1. Invite your child to make a simple sock puppet. He might want to make an animal he’d like to have as a pet. Glue fabric scraps, faux fur and yarn to socks.
  2. Use buttons and yarn for the face and any whiskers.
  3. Put on a show! Build a simple puppet stage by hanging an old sheet over a table or turning a table on its side.
  4. Talk with your child about questions he might have about animals, and turn the questions into a script. For example, What kind of animal are you? What is your name? How old are you? What do you eat? Where do you sleep? 

Learning benefits:

  • Encourages creativity 
  • Develops fine motor skills  
  • Promotes pretend play 

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