Creative Puppet Making and Activities

For this assignment, you will create two different types of hand-made puppets and
design an activity for children that uses your puppets. You will then describe or
demonstrate your puppets and activity in a video. Have fun and aspire to model
confidence and risk taking by being adventuresome yourself!
1. Create Your Puppet Characters
Create two different types of puppets using materials such as fabric and trim; glue stick;
an assortment of buttons, sequins, and beads; paper (or plastic) plates or cups; pipe
cleaners; scraps of colored paper; scissors; clothespins; paper bags; and paper tubes
from toilet tissue and/ or paper towels or anything!
As you create your puppets or after they are finished, decide on each puppets name,
personality traits and emotions.
2. Design a puppet activity for children
Create a situation that would engage children by coming up with a problem that your
puppets need help solving. To demonstrate this, pretend that the puppets are talking to
real children about their problem and asking for their help. For instance, you might have
your puppets upset and frustrated because they trip on their shoelaces. You could show
them talking to each other and acting frustrated. Maybe one puppet is ready to give up
and the other puppet is resourceful and asks the children if they ever have that problem
and if so, how they solved it.
3. Document your puppets and puppet activity
Record a 5-10 minute video about your puppets and puppet activity in which you
describe and demonstrate the following:
Describe how you made your puppets.
Demonstrate the activity that you designed to show the puppets personalities
and emotions by having the puppets ask the imaginary children for help in
solving a problem.
CHS201 Creative Activity
Unit 6 Assignment: Creative Puppet Making and ActivitiesRequirements
Submit a YouTube video of 5-10 minutes. If needed, refer to the CHS201
YouTube Video Submission Instructions to learn how to upload your video
and get a link to submit. (Just send me the video and I will upload it to youtube myself)

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