Make these adorable - and super easy - DIY Thing Puppets!! We have loved using them for interactive reading with Cat in the Hat! It's an easy way to integrate movement, and child involvement as you read!
I honestly made a set of four of these in less than ten minutes, and we have spent far, far, far more than that playing with them!
You need very few supplies: red felt, blue felt, white fabric, wiggly eyes, a permanent marker, scissors, and a hot glue gun. Optionally, I used a lighter too...see below. :)
You could also use construction paper instead of felt...I just like felt because they last longer...I made owls and pumpkins years ago that we still use!
First, cut your red fabric bodies into squares or rectangles about 2" on each side.
Glue them into a tunnel body shape:
Fold down the top and glue it:
Now make the head! First cut out a spiky blue head:
Cut out a white face. You can use white felt, but I didn't have any. So, I used a white cotton and burnt the edges so it wouldn't unravel:
Glue the face onto the head! Add wiggly eyes and use a permanent marker for the mouth:
Glue the head onto the body:
That's it! Super easy!!
Now you can use them to act out the Cat in the Hat or let your kiddos use them to act out the Thing parts as you read the story. Or just use them to play with!!
I'm sharing this as part of this week's Dr. Seuss theme for the Virtual Book Club!
Since there are somany amazing Dr. Seuss books available, everyone is choosing one of their own to share! We made these puppets to go with the Cat in the Hat:
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I also have a HUGE collection of Dr. Seuss activities HERE and science activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books HERE!!
AND, you'll want to check out all these fun Dr. Seuss activities from this week's co-hosts too:
Teach Kids Letters Through Play from Mama Smiles
Green Eggs and Ham Letter Practice from Still Playing School
Alphabet Puzzles from Sea of Knowledge
Would You Eat This? A Green Eggs & Ham Activity from Sunny Day Family
Horton Hears a Who Listening Activities from JDaniel4’s Mom
Dr. Seuss Sensory Play with Kinetic Sand from The Educators’ Spin On It
Lorax Cause and Effect Matching Game from Inspiration Laboratories
Green Eggs and Ham Game: Color Word Egg Sort from Growing Book by Book
Color Mixing Truffula Trees Art Project from School Time Snippets
Color My Feelings With My Many Colored Days from Teach Beside Me
Wacky Wednesday Visual Perception Activity from The OT Toolbox
Read Cat in the Hat with DIY Thing Puppets from Preschool Powol Packets
Exploring Shapes and Silhouettes - The Shape of Me and Other Stuff from To Be a Kid Again
Ten Apples Up on Top Printable Math Activity from The Moments at Home
I may share at any of these parties!
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