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Sock Puppets

by on Oct 12th, 2010

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Making puppets or at least seeing puppets is one experience every preschooler should go through! Besides the activity’s connection to our current lesson on feet, it was also a good way to help those kids who feared puppets.

Puppets can be anything you want them to be… animals, community helpers, family members or the students themselves! It’s really easy to connect with whatever lesson you have. Since we are still learning a lot about our selves and our bodies, we decided to let the children make puppets of themselves. Of course, you can always add more detail like a collar or tie for the boys or maybe a necklace for the girls, but always bear in mind the age of your students. As much as I wanted to make it look prettier, I didn’t want the kids to have a hard time decorating it. Just let them enjoy it!


What you will need

  • Socks
  • Yarn
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors



*The hair (made using the yarn) needs to be prepared prior to the activity. Teachers and adults can help turning the hair into pigtails or ponytails which the children can easily glue unto their socks


Just glue all the pieces together while wearing the sock on the other hand. We added more details like the mouth and nose using a permanent marker upon request of the kids.




Author KAREN NEMETH of Many Languages, One Classroom commented on the activity earlier. Let me quote her on it.

“So many great things rolled into one little project! I add this to your list: puppets – especially familiar, unscary puppets like these, can be great supports for children who are just beginning to learn your language. A fun way to practice that takes some of the pressure off the interactions.”


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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