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Puppet Theatre

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Puppet Theatre


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

·     Read familiar texts using appropriate pronunciation and intonation

Target Language:

Any depending on topic

Time needed for preparation:

90 minutes

Time needed in class:

15 minutes


Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Language Focus:


Activity Use:


Pupil Task:

Group Work
Whole Class

Which learning institute:



Puppet theatre, puppets, books or handouts

Procedure before class:

1.       Make the puppet theatre by using a big box and material to decorate it, and buy or make your own puppets. 
2.       Choose an appropriate text for the pupils to read.


Procedure in class:

1.       Inform the pupils they are going to do reading using the puppet theatre.
2.       Group the pupils and let them read the text together in groups first.
3.       Select a few pupils who would like to read aloud using the puppets and the puppet theatre.
4.       The rest of the class listens and gives marks for the best performance.

Follow Up:


Pupils can choose their own dialogue from a book, practise reading it and then perform.



The pupils can write their own dialogue in groups and then perform.


You need to train the pupils to speak louder when hiding behind the puppet theatre since it can be difficult for the rest of the class to hear them.