Easy to make, and fun to use, these Easter Puppets give you a simple way to share the Easter story together.
For younger children (and maybe some older ones too), these Easter Puppets will give you a visual and kinesthetic way to connect with the Easter story.
They’re simple to use:
- Cut out the puppets (the card is great quality but not too thick to cut with scissors)
- Glue them onto lolly sticks, straws or use the card sticks in the book
- Use the storyboard to tell the Easter story using the puppets to ‘act’ it out.
This book contains:
- 16 puppets printed on quality card ready for you to cut out and use
- a storyboard of the Easter story with ideas on which puppets you could use for each part of the story
- a page of card to cut and make into ‘sticks’ for your puppets in case you can’t get hold of any lolly sticks or paper straws
- instructions on How to make your puppets (including how to make the book into an envelope to store your puppets)
- a page of ideas on how you can use your puppets (including lots of fun ideas for children of different ages)
- families at home together
- grandparents and god-parents looking for an easy way to share the Easter story in a fun, accessible way
- group leaders looking for a fun way to engage either face-to-face or online*
You can use them as puppets as you tell the story, or for more fun, give them to your ‘audience’ and have them ‘act’ the story as you tell it.
Can they re-tell it?
The storyboard gives you ideas of which puppets to use at which part of the story, but you can ad-lib and create your own puppet show.
Also included: a downloadable ready-to-go Easter story treasure hunt using the storyboard from the Easter Puppets. A really fun way to share the story together!
Have even more fun by:
- creating your own puppet theatre using blankets and a couple of chairs or a small table.
- taking pictures of each scene so you can use them to re-tell the story or share it with others
- chatting about the story using open-ended questions such as:
- I wonder what is your favourite part of this story.
- I wonder what the most important part might be.
- I wonder where you might be in this story.
(These questions can be answered by adults and children!)
- making a mini-film of the story with someone working as the narrator while others do the puppets
- leaving your puppets out, perhaps with additional props for your children to play the story again in their own playtime
- offering extra card and sticks for anyone to add additional puppets to the story (my children added a rooster!)
- reading the story from a children’s Bible storybook and ‘acting’ it out using your puppets.
- cutting up the storyboard and laying a challenge to see if the children can put the pictures in the right
- Retell the story using some toys. Which toys could you use? Who will be Jesus? Can you make a scene for them to tell the story in?
- Listen to an audio version of the story from the Bible at biblegateway.com
- Use your puppets to ‘act’ out the story as you read the story from a Bible using the references on the storyboard.
- You could even get up early to see the sunrise on Easter Sunday morning! Take some hot chocolate and hot cross buns for a picnic breakfast!
You can also get these puppets as a download