Last week’s storytime theme was Bubbles and Baths. I probably won’t get around to posting the whole storytime plan (we read some books, we popped bubbles, we did a flannelboard…), but I will post the puppet show that I wrote up for it! I took a risk with this one and added some props. With the exception of the skunk (which we had the puppet for), I just used clip art glued to popsicle sticks for the props.
Since the theme was bath and bubbles, this puppet show is about the search for a missing rubber ducky (because you can’t take a bath without a rubber ducky, doncha know).
The Rubber Ducky Puppet Show.
I do a puppet show in storytime about once a month. While my library has a few books that have puppet shows in them, I feel like many of these are much too complicated for my limited experience with puppets. So I end up writing my own puppet shows. They’re simple in the sense that they don’t require props or especially talented puppeteers; however, they do focus a lot on audience participation, which usually results in very happy children (they love talking to the puppets!).
This week our storytime theme is all about Pigs, and it’s been about a month since my last puppet show, so I whipped up a puppet show about pigs. And then it hit me that I can’t be the only librarian in the world who finds herself scratching her head and thinking up puppet shows every now and then, so I’ve decided to post my puppet shows in here for others to use/adapt.
Do Pigs Say Moo?