Can you remember the last puppet show you went to as a child? Puppet shows are so much fun to watch. Children learn so much from them as well.
Have you ever thought about doing Biblical puppet shows for your kids? Learning the Bible can be hard for kids, so you need to make it as easy as possible. Using puppet shows could do the trick.
Here are some fun and easy ways to create puppet shows for kids of all ages.
You can use your kitchen table as the setting for your shows. Put a towel or sheet over the table. Brown or gray would be a good color, but anything will do. Now you can either use it as is or you can do some more work on the top to make it look like a stage. That part is up to you and how much time and effort you want to put into this.
Once you have this complete, you are ready to start making your puppets. You can use baby clothes from a garage sale or thrift store and get a doll to dress up. Depending on how extravagant you want to go, you can use different outfits or you can make your own. It’s up to you on this.
Now you need to write scripts for each of your puppets. You can have as many as you want. Sometimes you may only use one while other times you may use two or more. Here are some story ideas you can use for your scripts.
• Jonah and the Whale
In this story, you can do a couple of different things. You can have one of your puppets tell the story or you can get a whale and you can act it out. Either way it will be fun for both you and your kids.
• Adam and Eve
With this story, it would be fun to have a boy puppet and a girl puppet to act it out. This is a great story to teach the kids. It teaches about the mercy of God and that’s important for your kids to know and have.
• Noah’s Ark
This one is a bit harder to act out, so this one is probably better to do as a story. You can have pictures and a couple of animals on the stage with you.
• The Last Supper
The last supper is easy to do. You can use the table that you are using for your stage. Prepare the table and place your puppets at the table where they are going to eat. Then tell the story and act it out.
Once your story is complete, you can have a discussion about the story. Discuss what it means to you and then have your kids tell you what it means to them. This could possibly bring in more discussion about how it impacts their daily life. If your discussion seems to be a little slow, you can ask the kids questions about each story. You need to write questions that are age appropriate as well. Make the stories fun and they will love them!