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Ice-cream stick puppet ideas as craft for kids and
teaching them content
Lalit Kishore, CULP, Jaipur, India
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Ice-cream stick puppet ideas as craft for kids and teaching them content

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Ice-cream stick puppet ideas as craft for kids and teaching them content

  1. 1. Ice-cream stick puppet ideas as craft for kids and teaching them content Lalit Kishore, CULP, Jaipur, India Ice-cream stick puppets are useful devices to communicate with children and unfold their craft-creativity from an early age with an inexpensive material. If, ice-cream sticks are not available, even newspaper pieces can be rolled and flattened to create similar base material. Children are interested in craft work and they love puppets. This craft when linked to learning language or literacy skills, it becomes a part of multiple intelligences way of learning. Research studies indicate that puppet crafts are a favourite among small kids all over the world. In pre-schools and at grade one, use of stick puppets has been found to be most effective because of their simplicity and being less distractive to easily link to learning task. Even simple shapes like that a flower, sun, fish, cat-face, etc., as stick puppets can be converted to simple shadow puppets. These puppets can be used for creative make-believe or with a scripted play from the prescribed content areas. The inset stick shows how to make simple stick puppets-making hints and tips for small kids and their teachers to be linked to learning tasks.

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