The puppets came from a free sight I found on Pinterest! Click HERE to go to the sight to print
some of your own puppets!!
The next part was the tricky part. The kids had to think about the settings in the story. We decided there should be two settings. One would be inside the house, in the kitchen. The other would be outside where the gingerbread man was running. Everyone got a manilla file folder. On one side we drew the kitchen and on the other side we drew the outside setting. This took a couple days, because everyone worked very hard to do their personal best. To begin, my assistant, Mrs. T., made a sample setting. She made sure that the whole folder was colored and she took the kids step by step to creating a wonderful outdoor setting. We looked through books to get some ideas. The tricky part was NOT drawing the characters in the setting. After talking with Mrs. Middlesworth, we decided that making the character puppets really helped them understand that they didn't need to draw the gingerbread man or the old woman anywhere because they already had them. We took the same steps to create the kitchen. Here are some examples of their hard work. I am so proud of them. We will be preforming our puppet show for the class, informally, over the next two days. Ask your children all about it!
This is Mrs. T's example of her outdoor setting!
This is Mrs. T's example of the kitchen!
Here are the kids work! How awesome do they look???? I can't wait to retell the story. They will flip the file folder when the setting changes!
Didn't they do such a nice job on their settings???
They worked really hard. Stay tuned for pictures from the puppet show!