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Art: Pop-Up Puppets

Lesson Objective: Students use their imaginations to create puppet characters
Grades K-2 / Art / Creativity
5 MIN

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Thought starters

  1. See how Ms. Myers encourages creative thinking by asking how the cardboard tubes could be used How could ELA reading and writing be integrated into this activity?
  2. How could puppet shows or role-play be used to learn characterization?

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  • Private message to Paula Pleasant

Paula Pleasant

Ms. Myers asked the students how they could use the tubes...this is really a good exercise for ELA students beause it gives them a little puh to try to use words to express themselves. Sometimes they are a little shy or hestitate when they have to speak, but given a prop to use may make it a little more comfortable and fun to try to use those new words to express themselves. They could also draw a picture of a story line and try to write out a few lines for a play.

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  • Private message to Alexander Thompson

1. See how Ms. Myers encourages creative thinking by asking how the cardboard tubes could be used How could ELA reading and writing be integrated into this activity?

ELA reading and writing can integrate creative thinking in their classroom to help understand complex literature and writing styles. Using tangible items like cardboard tubes and other puppet making materials help students explain their ideas and represent scenes in a visual art form. You can translate a popular story such as Romeo and Juliet explaining a scene with a long fabric representing Juliet's dress and a cardboard tube representing the Capulet tower while reenacting the scene where Juliet is on her balcony talking to Romeo.

2. How could puppet shows or role-play be used to learn characterization?

Puppet shows or role-play development can teach students about an Era in History or a Visually describe a monologue from a popular story. Characterization is simple to achieve with Puppet shows or role-play. Students are given the opportunity to invent their own personalities and inspire the entire classroom with vast colors, fabrics, and other items to put on a show. Once the stage is created students can use the space to recreate a scene from History. They can describe how certain dinosaurs walk or how a Indian shoots a bow and arrow. 



 

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  • Private message to Zartasha Shah

English Language Arts readings and writings let the students express their thoughts through their writings in the classroom. The students do like to write the reflections on the activities by adding the details of the process of making the artworks, using the artworks in the in-class activities, and learning through these things for them. Characterization is a good way to know the details of the characters and understand the details of the environment through the process by ourselves. These puppets are telling us the details of the cultures, traditions, customs, diversity, and the use of the colors is also making the puppets colorful for the viewers as well. 

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  • Private message to LaRonda Lewis
too too cute great for cognitive thinking skills projects....love it
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  • Private message to m lagel
great really creative and the students looked like they were having fun !!!! does this fit the core standards and if so which one ?
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Transcripts

  • Summary

    This video for KS1 art lessons features teacher Emma Myers showing her class how to make pop-up puppets.
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    Summary

    This video for KS1 art lessons features teacher Emma Myers showing her class how to make pop-up puppets.
    Emma hands out colorful striped cardboard tubes to her pupils at Elmlea Infants School in Bristol. To prevent them getting distracted Emma gets them to think of things that the tubes could be used for.
    The pupils each attach a piece of wadding to the top of a stick using an elastic band. This goes up through the tube.
    Using a second elastic band, they fix a large circle of fabric or foam over the wadding.
    This forms the head of the puppet. The outside edge of the fabric then attaches to the upper rim of the tube, forming the body of the puppet.
    The puppets are then decorated individually by the pupils, creating their own characters.

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