Many children love theatrics, and if your kiddo is one of them we have an easy, economical way to engage his or her taste for drama: A puppet show! (With a Twist)
A puppet show is always a blast because it combines imagination, collaboration and cooperation – all things very important to teach your munchkin. Not all of us are blessed, however, with the crafting skills of a Susie Homemaker – and that’s okay! We’re here to provide you with an alternative to the sock puppet that doubles as a regular toy, and as an “actor” in the show. Behold, Safari Ltd® Snappers!
Whether it is with a T-Rex, Alligator or Flamingo, your child can take you on a wild adventure with these toys. He or she simply must engage the trigger at the end of the handle to move the animal’s mouth, making it an instant substitute for a puppet! To create the “stage,” drape a sheet over your dining room table. Then, face all the chairs toward the table on one side, and have your child hide behind the other side for the show. Snappers also have long handles so your kiddo won’t have to worry about “ruining the illusion” by exposing his or her hand.
What games have you played at home by using household items and repurposing toys?
Posted on Thursday, November 1st 2012