Abiyoyo Puppets

  • colored construction paper
  • colored yarn
  • crayons
  • glue
  • markers
  • scissors
  • small (lunch) paper bags or paper plates
  • puppet
  • scary

MA Standards:

Speaking and Listening: SL.PK.MA.5 Create representations of experiences or stories (e.g., drawings, constructions with blocks or other materials, clay models) and explain them to others.

Head Start Outcomes:

Approaches to Learning/Initiative and Curiosity Demonstrates flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness in approaching tasks and activities.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Language 3 Communicate personal experiences or interests.

Abiyoyo Puppets

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Skill Focus: Creative Expression, Fine Motor Skills, Vocabulary

Help children make their own Abiyoyo puppets. Discuss parts of the face with children. As you discuss, model drawing eyes, a nose, and a mouth on a small paper bag or paper plate. Then have children create and decorate their own puppet using the art supplies. As children are constructing their puppets, ask them to describe how they are using specific materials and why they chose to use those materials. Ask questions such as, What kind of character is Abiyoyo? How will you show that with the materials? Allow children to use their puppets in the Pretend and Play Center.

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