Review: Wooden spoon puppets for story time | Nanny Anita

While I was training in college, we had to make our own story bags; they would be full of props to accompany a specific book. It is always fun to give children the props and for them to act out the story that is read or that from memory. This time, I filled my story bag with wooden spoon puppets.

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To make your own wooden spoon puppets, you will need:

  • Wooden spoons
  • A book
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes

First choice of the book you want to create puppets for; Rapunzel just happens to be one of BB’s favorite books right now. Which is great, because it meant I could draw the Tangled Disney characters on the spoons.

I recommend using paints rather than pens for this. I tried using an acrylic paint pen but even this one was bleeding into the wood.

wooden spoon puppets

YC was telling BB the story at bedtime.

When the wooden spoon puppets were finally ready, I left them with the book for BB to find. At first he made me read the book using the puppets. Then he used the puppets while I was reading it, and now he’s telling the story using the puppets. It’s really sweet to see him tell the story, and it’s a great way to encourage a love of books and storytelling.

wooden spoon puppets

BB playing it while I read it.

If you liked these wooden spoon puppets, be sure to check out My Owl and Crocodile LR Eating Word Puppets.

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