Finger Puppets and Story-Telling

What You Will Need:

  • fingers cut from small rubber gloves, or
  • peanut shells (Break them in half from the middle and remove the nut to leave a space for a finger.)
  • fine-point permanent pen to draw faces and bodies

Your child can make a face and body on the glove finger or peanut shell with the pen and act out a story. I begin one of our favorite finger-puppet stories with: "You think I'm little now, but I wasn't always this way. A long time ago, I was as big as you. Let me tell you how it happened so it will never happen to you."


Source: More Mudpies: 101 Alternatives to Television. Copyright © 1994 by Nancy Blakey. All rights reserved. This activity was reprinted with permission from Tricycle Press and may not be reproduced in any manner, including electronic, without prior written approval from the publisher.

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