Students who have been learning about different fairy tales had a chance to create their own paper puppet character based on one of their favorite tales. Students draw, paint, and cut before finishing them off with a wooden handle to tell the story in their own way.
Beginning by painting the map of NH, students work together adding post cards of popular places, native animals with clay, clothes-pin Native Americans or Colonial People of NH, and many other possibilities when learning about the state we live in.
Art all day? Sure! Prior to the scheduled day, projects are agreed upon and TONS of supplies are brought to your school to make an exciting day filled with art. Different projects are set up in each classroom for groups to rotate in and out of or a large room could have stations for the…
So much fun to play with!
In this particular puppet creation students had been reading different gingerbread man stories and got to work adding buttons, ric-rac, pom-poms, etc. to their pre-sewn hand puppets to design their own gingerbread man to… run, run, as fast as they can!
*Puppets come to class all sewn and ready for the students to add to them for their special play pal to re-enact the story themselves.
What a great way to start the school year!! Each student and staff member created their own personal “peep” (clothes pin person). They chose fabric pieces and small objects to glue to a clothes pin that reflected themselves and attached a banner that stated what they cared most about during their school year. A fun project for everyone involved!
|| Subject: STEM (Engineering), Literature || Description: This project involves making shadow puppets that are then used to perform a play based off of a book. Some puppets can have several moving parts and require students to bring out their engineering skills to make their puppet work just right. This project also improves hand coordination…
|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Students design their own puppet to look like a famous figure from history. Students pick facial features that resemble the historical figure that they are studying, and design and build an outfit that suits the person. Students may also attach ‘props’ that are characteristic (e.g. Lincoln has a…