Puppet Play: Using Puppets to Strengthen Social-Emotional Development (WEBINAR)

Puppet Play: Using Puppets to Strengthen Social-Emotional Development (WEBINAR)

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Puppets have been made and used for entertainment and education for thousands of years. Children and adults alike enjoy their magic. Puppets are used as teaching tools for a wide variety of subjects and can also be used to help individuals act out feelings and emotions. They can be an effective tool to help children express the frustration, fear, anger, confusion and loneliness brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This workshop will serve to expand participants’ creativity, provide new art activities for classroom centers and help children strengthen social-emotional learning. Participants will learn to make charming puppets from recycled or simple materials. Multiple skills will be practiced including fine motor control, coloring, cutting, gluing, tearing, braiding, twisting and threading. Be prepared to participate in the workshop by having materials handy to engage in creating during the session:

  • Cereal, cookie or cracker boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Tissue paper
  • Newspaper
  • Chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue (Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue or Elmer’s Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue recommended)
  • Hole punch
  • Optional: Buttons, glitter or sequins, foil, scraps of cloth or felt

This course addresses the following age band(s):

  • Early childhood - middle (36-60 months)
  • Early childhood - late (5-8 years)
This session will be conducted via webinar. All registrants will be emailed a link to participate in this training session.
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Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health
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