S and H love to make up stories, they can spend hours making soft toys or little playmobil people chat away to each other. I love listening to them, and watching their imaginations grow by the day.
I’ve noticed that both the stories they make up, and for Z what he writes are heavily influenced by the TV they watch and books we read, it’s quite scary just how sponge-like kids are.
We set about making some very simple puppets. I gave the girls some cardboard, lolly sticks and some eye stickers and left them to it. H generally usually only draws Monsters, so it made a nice change to have a person in a house and a little rabbit.
This kept the girls occupied for ages. After making the puppets they half planned the story and then put on a big show for me.
The endings were always subversive, which I think comes from having an older brother. It was a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon.
A neat idea – perfect for a rainy half term! *looks out of window and shakes a fist at the rain*
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Aww what fun and so cute. It is amazing what they pick up x
This is a lovely idea Emma, you are always so creative, and whenever I visit your blog it makes me think I need to do more crafty things with Mads. She would love this and to make stories from the puppets. x
How sweet! I fear if we were to attempt the same thing they would all be star wars characters in our house. I am so bored of Star Wars! 😀
Ha ha, we have a lot of Star Wars themed activities here too 🙂
Look fab em x
Thanks lovely. x