Sock puppet

Puppet It Up

Fun with Kids

Save those holey old socks—they’re great for making simple puppets; old gloves and mittens will also work. It doesn’t matter whether the eyes are symmetrical or the nose is missing. You can make the puppets ahead of time or make them with your grandchild. Decorate them with markers or fabric paint. Glue on buttons, sequins, or googly eyes.

Use the puppets to act out characters from your grandchild’s favorite books, TV shows, or movies. Make your puppets into biblical characters or Jewish holiday characters—Moses and Miriam; Esther and Haman, Judah Maccabee. Or let your grandchild make up their own characters.