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.