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Puppet Play

Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 4-Year-Olds
Center:

Group or Circle Time

Topic:

Feelings

Content:

Expressive Language

Area:

Social-Emotional

Age:

4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

Puppets



Instructions:

1. To create a positive atmosphere in the classroom, help the children learn good responses to negative situations.
2. Using puppets, act out situations where one of the puppets "gets into trouble."

For example:
Puppet 1: She took my car.
Teacher: How can we settle this?
Puppet 2, 3, 4: (They offer suggestions.)

or

Puppet 1: He pushed me.
Teacher: What happened and how could we have acted differently?
Puppets 2, 3, 4: (They offer suggestions.)

Teacher Tip: Speak positively and praise children when they are doing things correctly instead of calling attention to what they are doing incorrectly. Use a soft voice so they need to listen to hear you.

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