Dinosaur Friends Hand Puppets
This four-piece hand-puppet set makes it easy for kids and adults to role-play together! Four simple glove puppets in a coordinated theme can act out a scene together, or be used separately for simple puppet play. Either way, they are great for developing dexterity, communication skills, self-confidence, creativity, and so much more! Made with brightly patterned, washable fabrics and built to last, these soft and sweet hand puppets are sure to be go-to toys for years to come. Dinosaur Friends Hand Puppets includes a Triceratops, T-Rex, Ankylosaurus, and Stegosaurus.
Age: 2+ years
Size: 36 x 24 x 4 cm packaged
- Who am I?: Help kids identify each dinosaur and talk a little about each (T-Rex was one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs; Triceratops is named for its three horns; Stegosaurus had bony plates along its back; Ankylosaurus weighed three to four tons but only ate plants). Help kids identify the colors on each puppet and talk about characteristics the dinosaurs share and what makes each unique.
- Q&A: Use the puppets to ask kids questions, and have them ask questions of the puppets, too. For instance, the puppet might ask what it's like to be a kid, or ask about favorite snacks, games, or friends
- Challenging Scenes: Use the puppets to act out challenging social scenes and encourage kids to help resolve them. For instance, perhaps the Stegosaurus wants to play with the Ankylosaurus but doesn't know how to ask. Or, maybe the Triceratops and the T-Rex both reach for the last cookie at the same time
- Showtime!: Encourage kids to make up a story of their own and act it out as a puppet show. Add a stage for the big performance, make a poster with the name of the play -- perhaps "Prehistoric Party," "First Day of Dino School," or "T-Rex Makes a New Friend."
- Use the animals to act out a "people" scene that's familiar to kids. For instance, you might have the cow go on a trip to the library to find a new book. Allow kids to join in the scene or simply observe
- Use the puppets to act out challenging social scenes, and encourage kids to help you resolve them. For instance, perhaps the horse wants to play with the sheep but doesn't know how to ask, or maybe the pig is being too bossy and the other animals are upset
- Encourage kids to make up a story and act it out as a puppet show. Optional: Add a stage for the big performance, make a poster with the name of the play, and create and collect tickets from the audience members