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Animal Puppets


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Animal Puppets


Objective(s):

By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

 

·     produce simple animal puppets with guidance and will have enjoyed the story.

Target Language:

Names of animals and narrative sequence markers

Time needed for preparation:

10 minutes

Time needed in class:

60 minutes

Level:

Year 1

Language Focus:

Reading
Language Arts
Speaking
Listening

Activity Use:

Practice
Production
Presenetation

Pupil Task:

Individual
Whole Class

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

animal face cards- one sheet per pupil, crayons or coloured pencils, satay sticks , cellophane tape

Procedure before class:

1.       Make one copy of animal face card sheets for each pupil

Procedure in class:

1.       Review and elicit the animal characters in the story ‘Dilly Duck’s Doughnut’.
2.       Guide pupils to read the story aloud.
3.       Pick some pupils to act out the story, while the others will be the story narrators. 
4.       Check pupils’ understanding to the story.

  •  Show the pictures of the characters one by one and ask for their names.
  • What did the animals do?

5.       Distribute the puppet templates of the characters to pupils and guide them to make their own puppets.

  • Colour the template given.

b.       Paste the template on a stick.

 

Follow Up:

In their own groups, pupils can show each other their own masterpiece.  Pupils can use the puppets for role playing.

Variations:

The size of the animal face templates can be enlarged to become animal masks.

Tips:

 

Pupils can take the cards home to practice or the teacher can collect them to use later for another activity.


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