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shadow puppet guide: yay! all these years I've been eeking by with a sad butterfly & a rabbit/dog with no ears ... tonight there will be a menagerie in our house!
For Roald Dahl's story "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me," have your students create giraffe, monkey, and pelican sock puppets. Group your students together and have them write a script based on a scene from the story and perform their puppet shows in front of their classmates. The finished puppets would make a cute "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" bulletin board display.
Fun with shadow puppets! You can do these with kids of all ages. I did them with two and three year olds. While the cognitive ability to figure out the idea of the shadow, etc, was very different, everyone still had fun doing them.