SINGING HAND SOCK PUPPETS
AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
AGES 2-5 YRS OLD
Children of ages 2-5 learn through their five (5) senses, making arts and craft projects ideal for learning.
The following activity will help children develop skills like sorting, matching and classifying. Children will also learn to recognize patterns, shapes and colors, music and even numbers.
Description:Hand Sock Puppets
These puppets are inexpensive and so easy to make. You can add all kinds of features to make a large array of puppets characters.
Save old socks with no mates, or look for socks and accessories in second hand stores.
Materials:Child’s sock, glue, pink and red felt, cardboard from cereal box, scissors, glitter, colored marking pens, googly eyes and anything else you would like to add.
(Simply using marking pens can easily be applied.)
To Make:Cut a small matching circle out of cardboard and felt. Glue the felt onto the cardboard and fold in half when dry. Glue “mouth” 3 inches From the toe on the “heel” of the sock. Add eyes and nose to the top of the toe, appropriate to the mouth. Decorate sock puppet as desired with materials provided. Time:20-30 minutes to craft hand sock puppets.
After the hand sock puppets are finished and ready to use, each child can then use their own sock puppet to sing along to educational songs.
Conclusion: Making Sock Hand Puppets leads to new and exciting other activities, like singing, making songbooks and remembering lyrics.
Using hand sock puppets are a clever way to introduce and maintain the focus of music to children.
Children of ages 2-5 learn through the repetition of music to exercise their memories.
Music has been used for centuries to tell tales of folklore hand down recipes and teach the young at heart valuable lessons of life.
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