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  • 1. Teaching With Sock Puppets Activities, Apps, & Resources Kasia - Sock Puppet by Philip Dean, Flickr
  • 2. “When she puts a puppet on her hand, she lights up, she's very happy.” ~ Heather Allen Sock Puppet Party Leftovers by Lorena Cupcake, Flickr
  • 3. Learn by TPR, repetition, meaningful dialogue, instruction Boosts creativity Makes communication less frightening Why sock puppets? Enhances the atmosphere Sock Puppet Craft by Harris County Public Library, Flickr
  • 4. For VYLs, bring them out for… Sock Puppet Craft by Harris County Public Library, Flickr Learning Vocabulary Songs Games Story Time Play
  • 5. Sock Puppets 1st Grade by Meriwether Lewis Elementary, Flickr Use to teach diversity
  • 6. Sock Puppets by City of Tea Tree Gully Library, Flickr Use to teach recycling • Bring in recycled materials for them to create their sock puppets
  • 7. Sock puppet interviews Sock Puppet Craft by Harris County Public Library, Flickr
  • 8. Puppets Say the Darnedest Things - 302/365 - 29 October 2011by John Flinchbaugh, Flickr • Name? • Where do they live? • What are their favorite things? What’s your sock puppet’s story?
  • 9. Create stories about their sock puppets
  • 10. Sock Puppet by Schoharie Library, Flickr Play games! Duck Duck Goose Simon Says Relay races Mr./ Mrs. How are you? I Spy
  • 11. SIMI Night by Brenna, Flickr Create sock puppets that are characters in a book/song & assign them actions/lines
  • 12. Committee by Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr • Students work in pairs or small groups to come up with the dialogue • Give them a topic or a few to choose from Throw a sock puppet show
  • 13. Tell jokes What did Luke Skywalker name his pet alligator? Darth Gator Sock Puppet by City Year, Flickr
  • 14. Host a sock puppet game show or talk show Applause by Alicia Gibb, Flickr
  • 15. Give class announcements Sockpuppet by Harris County Public Library, Flickr
  • 16. Cool Web Tools & Apps Sock Puppet by Alex Brown, Flickr
  • 17. Character Texts
  • 18. Highlight Supreme Court Decisions
  • 19. Jokes Bullying Digital Citizenship Idioms Poetry Interviews Role-play More ideas!
  • 20. Shmuppet IOS App • Send a 30 second video message via Twitter or email
  • 21. Eddie Sox IOS App • Eats • Raps & sings • Blows bubble gum • Sings • Talk to him & he replies
  • 22. Character TextsSock n Boots App IOS • Different languages • Read to me option • Coloring book • Story maker
  • 23. Puppet Workshop IOS App • Create sock puppets with various tools • Listen to music while creating
  • 24. Business Essentials Sock Puppet School IOS App • 8 short business videos with text
  • 25. Character Alternate Reality Game
  • 26. Character Alternate Reality Game
  • 27. Create a Sock Puppet Online
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