Olive the Reindeer Puppet
Olive the Reindeer Puppet is inspired by a lovely book by Vivian Walsh & J. Otto Seibold. In this light hearted and humous story, Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes “Olive… the other Reindeer… I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!” So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole.
Read the story and then put on some festive music and have the reindeers prance around the classroom. Join in singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and then brainstorm what good deeds they could do for their family or neighbours this Christmas. Sometimes we can lend a hand to someone in unexpected ways.
Our puppet lesson plans are designed to integrate art, drama and English Language Arts. 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.
All of our puppets are created from basic supplies and everyday items found around the house so they are accessible for everyone.