Jumping People Puppet
Our Jumping People Puppet Lesson Plan is inspired by Ezra Jack Keat’s The Snowy Day . When it was published in 1962 he broke the colour barrier in mainstream children’s publishing. He believed if children saw themselves represented in the books they read it would motivate them to develop a love of reading.
This puppet was inspired by his book. A teacher can also use the Jumping People puppet to connect to lessons about the seasons and winter.
Our puppet lesson plans are designed to integrate art, drama and English Language Arts. All of our puppets are created from basic supplies and everyday times found around the house so they are accessible for everyone.
In our lessons we like to include a link to a picture book or video that provides a ‘hook’ for introducing the topic and creating interest in the students. We also include step by step instructions for making the puppet, tips for puppeteers when animating their puppet, and ideas for dramatic play and story starters. General curriculum links are also listed.