Fun to Play | Puppets
for parents and their young children
Magazine Family Puppets
Collect pictures of people from magazines or catalogs. Glue them to pieces of cardboard or poster board, and then glue a Popsicle stick to the backing to make a puppet. Use the Magazine Family Puppets to make up stories and situations with your child. Start a story, and let your child finish it. Let a member of the Magazine Family ask your child a question, and see how your child responds. A variation of this activity might be to find pictures of your child at different ages, and cut them and glue Popsicle sticks to the back. Tell your child a story about the different things she did at the different stages that the pictures represent.
(Twelve Months and Older)