It’s never been easier to make new friends! Turn your old socks into talking puppets and let them come to life to play with you. Whether you will be entertaining your siblings with a puppet show or just amusing yourself, you will be having fun for hours.
Safety advice: Buttons can be very small so be careful not to let your kid/s put them in their mouth or swallow them and definitely keep them away from noses and ears. Try to use ‘non-toxic glue’ as this is safer for kids to use.
Younger kids will need support to complete this activity.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 0 – 4
- be creative
Time required: 15 minutes plus plenty of time for play!
Curriculum connections: The Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences, Literacy
If your kid/s have a favourite bedtime story it could be fun to make the sock puppets to look like these characters and then you could use them before bed to help put them to sleep. Please note: You could also sew the eyes on rather than use glue, but this is a little harder for young kid/s to do themselves, so glue is recommended as a binding agent to keep them more involved in the creation process.
EYLF – Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
- Marker (optional)
- Old socks/tights
- Scissors (optional)
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.