“There’s a certain happiness in being silly and ridiculous.” ~Unknown
There comes a time in the day of a small, when she just needs to be silly. This time comes quite often during Spring Break when the boredom gets the best of us. We are still under snow here. Yes, that’s right. Snow. And that makes for a very loooong Spring Break. Everyone was getting a bit antsy, so we decided to get our silly on.
It started very innocently…with socks, yarn, felt, and other assorted doo-dads…*Socks came from the dollar store for $1.25/pair.
I encouraged the smalls to think about what kind of puppet they would like to make from these materials. Would they like it to be a monster? And alien? An animal? Or a person? What colours would they like to use? What will its name be?
Their creative minds began at once. They each chose a sock or two, and all their colours and bits. I helped them cut things out when they asked. And I worked the glue gun to put the bits on the puppets as per their instructions…I allowed each small to place their bits exactly where they wanted them, and I just glued, glued, glued, and glued some more! The smalls did everything else!Oh, their puppets were spectacular!
I’d like you to meet the stars of our Spring Break puppet show…Once the puppets were all put together, the smalls got to work on setting up a puppet show for the toddlers. I have not heard this much laughter in my home in a really long time. It was so much fun to watch their wit and imagination shine through their little silly sock puppets!And in the end, a couple of rogue puppets (designed by myself) showed up to do a show for ALL the smalls. I had to brush up quickly on my high school drama club skills!
…oh the silliness that comes from a couple of fuzzy socks!
I sure hope everyone had a safe and happy Spring Break! Thanks for stopping by!
~Arlee, Small Potatoes
This is so much fun, I think the silliness factor makes it even more fun 🙂
They are all Great work of art by the children, but I like the stripes ones little more. Be Blessed, Mtetar
so wonderfull and so much fun
What fun! The smalls did a wonderful job! So very creative.
so awesome!! great photos!!
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Great rainy day project for the kiddos and another great way to foster imagination! Thanks Small Potatoes for posting!
You guys must have had such a great day 🙂 looks really fun. That’s crazy still having snow falling. When you said November to April, you really meant it! We have the blankets out and heat on after a nice warm summer 🙂 hope things warm up for you real soon 🙂 xx
Awesome! I hope to try with my kids one of these days.
SO cute! I am going to have to try this!
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