Your child will enjoy showing their new knowledge about dinosaurs while playing with the puppets they made for days prior to and after the dig.
|scraps of material|
|assorted items to create and decorate a puppet with|
- Have your child decide what kind of puppet they would like to make: sock puppet, a puppet from a paper bag or a puppet glued together from pieces of material. This is a time to sit back and assist when they need it but let them lead the activity. It is very difficult, as a parent, to sit back and watch when your child may be struggling but unless they are reaching their frustration levels, give them time to figure it out on their own.
- Using the materials gathered, they can create one or more puppets.
- Having the flexibility to create, children gain a great deal of confidence in their own abilities. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it should be, as much as possible, your child’s work.