Pterodactyl Puppet Provocation

Using puppetry in teaching makes for one of the most enjoyable forms of learning for children of all ages.


From simple sock puppets to the more sophisticated marionettes, puppetry as a teaching tool is important to language development and communication skills.


For this particular activity, we created pterodactyl puppets to learn new vocabulary. To begin with, we talked about a pterodactyl was and the food it preferred to eat.


We then discussed their habitat and physical characteristics. Secondly, we used markers to decorate pre-cut outlines of pterodactyls.


Following this, we created pterodactyl habitats. Lastly, we formed small groups to act out a few pre-written “scenes” with our puppets.



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