Retell a favourite story by making yourself popstick puppets of the characters. Then you could make yourself a puppet theatre with the setting of the book as well. Enjoy putting on a show for your family or carers.
Safety advice: Always cut with the scissors pointing away from yourself.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support, although they will love to perform their puppet show for an audience.
Ideal for: Early Learning and Lower Primary Ages 3 – 7
- be creative
- think and connect
Time required: 30 minutes
Being able to sequence and retell a familiar story is an important skill for early and emerging readers and writers. Fun activities such as these combine creativity with the opportunity to use the language of stories. And, of course, it can be applied to as many stories as you like, so can be repeated again and again!
- A favourite book
- A shoe box or cereal box
- Sticky tape
- Markers, paints or pencils
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.