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For our unit on Shadow Puppets, students scripted their own fables and created animal characters to accompany the tales. I created 36 original animal outlines for tracing and making shadow puppets. The tortoise and the hare are free, so go ahead and give shadow puppets a whirl! My students loved the project.

These are original, hand-drawn outlines of a tortoise and a hare, available at no charge. In my third grade class, students create their own shadow puppet fables. Most children are familiar with the tale of The Tortoise and Hare, so I use it as a sample.

Free Printable Shadow Puppets

Shadow puppets & Cricut template

DIY Shadow Puppets’ Printables from The House that Lars Built. These are beyond easy to make and you can use them with Hand Shadow Puppets Poster from Etsy posted on Truebluemeandyou here and DIY Shadow Puppets’ Tutorial from Handmade Charlotte here.

6 Free Modern Animal Silhouette Printables  at Carissa Miss via Printable Decor

6 Modern Free Printable Animal Silhouettes print and cut out, trace onto canvas & paint (optional: add glitter).

Silhouette Puppets Shadow Puppets Free Printable PDF from wildolive

Silhouette Puppets Shadow Puppets Free Printable PDF from wildolive

The Lion King shadow puppet show

The Lion King - My Boys' First Broadway Show

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were going to see The Lion King at ASU Gammage. We went last week and wanted to share our experience and a fun Lion King activity to celebrate at home.

make a finger puppet using cardboard--could make a sheep puppet and glue cotton balls onto cardboard

Tiger Finger puppet for Chinese New Year

For SLP: Cardboard animal. [Fair Book Description] Homemade Puppet – Ideas on page 16 and 24 of the Clover Kids manual, but any puppet will work. [Pawnee County Tag Information] Clover Kids, Dept Z, Div C) Class 901


DIY – Des ombres chinoises pour l’histoire du soir