Puppet play holds untold benefits for young children. Michigan State University researchers point out that puppet play is a great way to teach positive social skills to children, reinforce positive behaviors and can be an excellent way for children to test out ideas and figure out new ways of doing things. Puppet play also teaches kids to take turns, play together and enhances coordination skills. Children also naturally love to invent stories and develop pretend characters, and puppet play gives them the perfect platform to do so. Keep reading to see some imaginative puppet theaters that will provide the perfect venue for pretend play for your child.
The Puppet Collection
Make dramatic play easy with The Puppet Collection from RooMeez. Basically, RooMeez provides single pods that can be configured into the perfect home for puppets or other play items. There’s also a handy add-on Puppet Theater Play Kit that easily connects to the RooMeez Pods and comes with two red curtains for maximum fun.
Children’s Puppet Theater
This lovely indoor/outdoor puppet theater is perfect for rainy days or a sunny afternoon in the backyard. It’s great for small spaces and even fits in a doorway! The green chalkboard front is really cool and allows your child the chance to make every puppet show unique. This set was made with sustainably harvested northern hardwood maple and non toxic finishes in the USA. Also check out the equally cute and fun Table Top Puppet Theater.
Encourage imaginative storytelling and puppet play with this versatile cardboard puppet theater. The whole set is made with cardboard from sustainably managed forests, printed with non toxic inks and is 100% recyclable, plus constructs and flat packs in minutes! Better yet, $5 from the purchase of this product will go towards Tinyfolk’s Let’s PlayHouse initiative, helping children in women’s refuges access quality play experiences.
Tabletop Puppet Theater and Toy Shop
This adorable and colorful puppet space is two amazing toys in one. Open up shop and play store or ice cream shop or use the set as a great puppet theater. Removable curtain with hook and loop fastener are included and machine washable. Made of birch plywood and fabric. The set also includes 2 boxes to hang up and store away game material.
Carton Chic designs many cool cardboard play spaces for kids, but their dual Reversible Puppet Theater, made of recycled cardboard, is really neat. I mean, you can make a cardboard theater out of a used fridge box, but it won’t look this great.
Homemade Puppet Theater
You can make a homemade puppet theater for your child, even with your child’s help! This is a very thrifty and eco-friendly way to get your hands on a puppet theater, it’s just a bit more work. Collect some big boxes, stack them up and use a cutter to slice out a nice puppet stage. You can also hang a blanket or large silk between two chairs for children to sit behind or hang a blanket across the bottom of an open door. If you want a tabletop puppet stage, simply position a medium sized tri-fold display board on top of a small table. Gather recyclables around the house for the theater and puppets such as socks, small paper bags, cartons, cans or cardboard on a stick. You can paste a picture on for a puppet face, draw a face or use recycled components such as yarn, buttons, macaroni, feathers, dried beans, shells, felt circles and much more.
- Make a homemade puppet theater.
- The cutest homemade puppet theater you’ve EVER seen.
- Handy with wood? Make this.
- A BEAUTIFUL nature-made puppet stage.
- Make a theater with an old entertainment center.
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