We had a super time in second grade with the Javanese Shadow puppets. Used
tag board, brads, markers and straws for materials. Each table came up with a
short script. I had the rule of one moving part per puppet, since two straws
are tricky to manipulate. One class to make the puppets, one to perform. The
stage was a curtain over a chart rack with the overhead projector behind it
for a light source.
"Miss. F" wrote:
> Hi! I'm trying to help out a student teacher. Her 6th graders have been
> studying various countries (each had to choose one and write a report).
> She now would like them to make puppets and do a show for a kindergarten
> class. So now I have 2 class sessions of 35 minutes to make
> puppets....any suggestions???