This puppet making activity from Small Talk by the National Literacy Trust combines reading, playing, and a craft project.
You will need:
A book your child likes
Paper and crayons
Lollipop sticks, straws or an old spoon
Now time to make your puppets:
Step 1: Ask your child to choose a character or object they like from the book.
Step 2: Get them to draw a picture of it, or find a picture online that you can print and colour. Then help your child cut it out and stick it to the lollipop stick (or whatever you’re using as the stick for your puppet).
Step 3: Read the book aloud and encourage your child to use the puppet when the character or object appears.