Friday, August 23, 2013

Frog Puppet Story Telling

Many creatures live in and around a pond.

Let’s tell a story of Loud Mouth Frog and who he meets!


Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons


Materials needed: tongue depressors or pipe cleaners, pictures of or small toys of flies (beetles, worms) construction paper, glue, miscellaneous art pieces, and scissors, a sheet of poster paper to write the story and marker.

Directions: Pick which insects, and other pond dwellers you would like to use.

Option 1: Print out pictures of these creatures and attach to pipe cleaners or tongue depressors.

Option 2: Make paper bag puppets of the creatures.

Instructions: After the children have their puppets, bring them to a table or circle. Tell the children they are going to help you tell a story about Loud Mouth Frog and his friends. Make sure each child has a puppet.

Start with child number one and ask one of these questions.
  1. What is your creature going to do?
  2. Where is your creature going to go?
  3. Who is your creature going to meet?
  4. What will your creature do next?

Let the children tell their story and write it down on the poster paper. This connects their thoughts to the written word.

Extension: Have the children draw a picture of the story they just told. Type up the story and attach it to the back of each child’s picture.

Related online training:
Equipment, Activities, and Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0103
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment  [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]

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